Google I/O kicks off on Tuesday, May 7th, and while the annual developer conference goes until May 9th, most of the big announcements will happen during the 90-minute keynote starting at 1PM ET (10AM PT).
We expect to hear a lot more about Android Q during the keynote, building on what’s already in the beta with an in-depth look at new features. Google doesn’t usually share an exact release date for its major Android updates, but we should leave I/O with a good sense of what Android Q will bring when it’s released later in 2019.
Google may also share big figures and milestones for Google Assistant, followed by new features coming to the virtual assistant. Maybe we’ll even see a few updates for Duplex, its potentially time-saving, controversial feature that uses AI to place phone calls and make reservations on your behalf.
I/O is typically focused on software, but it seems likely that it will make several hardware announcements this year. Based on the high frequency of rumors for Google’s Pixel 3A midrange phone, we may see it onstage during the keynote. The I/O keynote might also bring an unveiling of the rumored Nest Hub Max.
You’ll find all of the latest news and all of the other big stories below, so stay tuned for updates.
It can detect your face, too
Nest comes home to roost
Not just for Pixels
Google will start delivering some Android security updates through the Play Store
Assistant is also coming to Waze
Android has set a new device record, with 2.5 billion devices connecting to the Google Play store each month
A dark mode by any other name is still just as cool
Look things up without it being tracked to your account.
Just as you’ll find in Huawei’s EMUI
Android Q: an exclusive first look at dark mode, better gestures, and an impressive new accessibility feature
It isn’t about what’s new, it’s about what’s better
The next-generation Assistant will process requests up to 10 times faster
Android Q’s Live Caption feature adds real-time subtitles to any audio or video playing on your phone
It even works when using video chat apps
See 3D models of sharks or shoes in the ‘real world’
And maybe a few surprises, too
Find out about Android Q, the Pixel 3A, and more
A bunch of little changes that should make Android Auto easier to use
New Pixels, a Hub Max, more on Android Q, and so much Google Assistant
It’s running out of places to leak
Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson and Hiroshi Lockheimer are special guests
At its now-standard venue spot at the Shoreline Amphitheater