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Google I/O 2019 Keynote Goes Live Today: What to Expect From This Year’s Event?

Today, Google’s conference for developers known as Google I/O will begin, revealing their new tech and initiative. While a few years earlier Google was only showcasing new tech, starting with 2016, it has shifted into a slightly different perspective.

It began with integrating Google devices into homes, continued with the arrival and development of AI, and last year it even ended with recommending people to use its products less.

We all remember the “Digital Wellbeing” initiative from CEO Sundar Pichai’s keynote in 2018. It was that moment when we all realized that the developers’ conference has shifted towards the public, showing the world how the company wants to be seen:

It’s clear technology can be a positive force, but it’s equally clear that we can’t just be wide-eyed at the innovations technology creates. Now the path ahead needs to be navigated carefully and deliberately, and we feel a deep sense of responsibility to get this right.

Google I/O in 2019 – May 7 – 9

This year, Google will surely announce more smart devices, Assistant should be improved, and AI could migrate to more devices. We will also see home devices, such as Nest Hub Max smart display, being revealed.

The Android operating system should also be part of this event. Android Q will be the star of the event, and so should be the new Pixel 3A and 3A XL phones, which have already been leaked.

We will certainly learn more about the Stadia gaming service as well.

While last year we had “Digital Wellbeing,” Google could make this year be one where they assure the public and fans that they’re a reliable and responsible company. Now let’s see how we can watch the event which will start today and end on May 9.

The event is taking place in Mountain View, California, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The most important piece should be the keynote which will begin at 10 am PT (1 pm ET).

If you want to see all of this and more, check out the next links where you can watch the event live.

Keynote starts at: New York: 1 pm, San Francisco: 10 pm, London: 6 pm, Berlin: 7 pm, Moscow: 8 pm, New Delhi: 10:30 pm, Beijing: 1 am (May 8), Tokyo: 2 am (May 8), Melbourne: 3 am (May 8).

The event will soon begin, and you can watch it live on the Google website or their YouTube Channel.

Check back here for more important updates and our new coverage of the event.

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Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Leak Revealed Their Price Tags in Canada

It is well-known that Google is currently working on two mid-range Pixel devices known under the name of Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. According to a reliable source, the Pixel 3a will cost CAD 650 while the larger one, 3a XL, will retail for CAD 800.

The listing was obtained from a retailer backend database, and the source provided accurate information in the past. The two smartphones are listed under the codenames of Sargo and Bonito, and it seems that they will come with 64GB of built-in storage space. In comparison to the prices of the original models, the new line is quite affordable. However, they will have to compete with established brands like OnePlus, which offer lots of bells and whistles at the same price range.

While some doubted that the devices exist in the first place an earlier leak on the Google Store confirmed that they are real, with cases being listed under the accessories category. Clicking on either of the entries led to a 404 error, and they were quickly removed, but dedicated fans managed to snap some screenshots.

Possible specs for Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Another leak provided a few technical details about the pair. Data collected from the Google Play Console (which is used to observe and verify app downloads across different device models) suggests that the Pixel 3a will feature a generous 1080×2220 screen resolution with a pixel density of 440 while the XL version will sport a 1080×2160 panel with a lower 400 DPI.

The spec sheet includes 4GB of RAM, a Qualcomm processor ( most likely an older flagship SoC) NFC and the latest version of the popular Android operating system. The 12.2 single camera is rumored to make an appearance, a trait which should be a significant boon.

At one point a video was circulating the internet, showing what appeared to be a prototype of the Pixel 3a. The video was removed, and the YouTube channel which published the video seems to have disappeared into thin air (probably banished by a copyright takedown).
It is likely that more information will surface in the future.

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