In short: Google is set to kick off its annual I/O Developers Conference today with a keynote at the Shoreline Amphitheater in its hometown of Mountain View, California. While these events are mostly focused on developer tools and technologies, we are also usually interested in consumer-focused news. The Android 13 beta launched last month, and it’s clear that Google will spend some time detailing the new features during the keynote.

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The event will go virtual again due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns. We were told that only a few Google employees would work alongside select partners. However, this is normal as the main performance will be streamed live on YouTube.

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As for the hardware side, we could get our first official look at Google Pixel Clock. Recently, a non-functional prototype of a round-shaped device with a physical crown was found in a restaurant. The finder was unable to get it to boot, other than the Google splash screen, probably due to a security feature to prevent leaks.

A budget version of the Pixel 6, dubbed the Pixel 6a, could also arrive after recently passing through FCC. Google unveiled the original Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at its October 2021 fall launch event. poll suggested that neither the Pixel 6 nor the iPhone SE sold very well.