This year at Google I/O 2019 Keynote, we can expect new smartphones, smart devices, next Android Q developer preview, new features for Google Assistant, and perhaps more announcements related to Google Stadia or the self-driving vehicle Waymo.
Apart from the Pixel 3a, Google is expected to unveil another hardware product at I/O 2019.
It's been three years since Google unveiled Assistant and introduced us to Google Home, and in that short time the smart speaker has blown up. He contributes to the site with tech news, but you will also see some updates on scientific breakthroughs regarding the biophysical environment or wildlife welfare. Android Q is likely to bring support for foldable devices, "bubbles" like Facebook messenger for multi-tasking, system-wide dark mode and improved privacy and device security features. The odd mention of "Google Wizard" likely owes to a translation error - last week, Kellen of Droid Life dropped Pixel 3a marketing materials with write-ups of pretty much all of the same features mentioned in the sheet. Did Google deliver on its promises?
From all the rumors and leaks, we've summarized the Pixel 3a will come with a 5.6-inch display, Snapdragon 670, 4GB of RAM, the same 12.2MP camera from the Pixel 3, and a 3,000 mAh battery. At this I/O, we expect another demo of Stadia with more info on the consumer launch of the service. Based on what we've seen so far, it looks like Google plans to offer the new devices at a competitive mid-range price point, with mid-range specs. The HUB Max will also have a built-in Nest Cam for motion and sound alerts.
Android Automotive OS was recently demoed running on Volvo Polestar 2, which will be the first vehicle to officially launch with the OS in tow.
One thing we hope Google will discuss at the event is Stadia, its upcoming cloud gaming platform. It's much different from the Android Auto we know, so we can expect to learn more about it at I/O 2019.
In the meantime, current Google Pixel 3 users can download the May update file relevant to their device from Google's developer site. We also don't know the price, but for comparison's sake, the 7-inch Home Hub sells for $150.