10 Biggest Updates From Google I/O 2023 You Should Know: Bard, Pixel 7a & More!

Shreya Bose

Shreya Bose

May 11, 2023

Google held its annual developer conference with CEO Sundar Pichai at the helm.

Here are some major takeaways from the event.

10 Biggest Updates From Google I/O 2023 You Should Know: Bard, Pixel 7a & More!

AI For Google Workspace

Google has now announced the AI integration of Google Workspace, which includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and other applications.

With this, the company hopes to make it easier for users to complete tasks such as creating data sheets, presentations, essays, and articles.

BardAI Waitlist

Google has announced that the waitlist for trying out the Bard AI waitlist has been scrapped

The services are now available to all users in 180 countries. Furthermore, the company has stated that Bard AI will support 40 languages.

How to get access to Google Bard in India? 

Google Bard AI chatbot can be accessed via bard.google.com. 

The user will be told that the chatbot is still being tested. 

The user will then get the option to ‘try Bard’. 

You can just hit the button and then you will need to agree to the Privacy permission to get access to Bard. 

Maps Immersive Views

Select cities such as Tokyo and New York will get to test out the feature.

Available this summer, It will feature bike lanes, traffic, and among other specs.

PaLM 2

The most recent update to Google’s large language model is now smarter, more secure, and faster.

With this change the intention is to provide better support for creating content, codes, and other things.

Smart Search

Google Search has received two major updates.

The first is the “experimental conversational mode”.

The other is “about this image feature”.

Both upgrades will help users obtain answers to their queries and complex questions, including the products they wish to purchase.

Find My Device And Unknown Activity Tracker

Google has introduced Find My Device along with the unknown tracker device.

This will alert users if any device is tracking the user’s location.


The company has also confirmed that users will be able to use WhatsApp on their smartwatches with the updated WearOS in the near future.

Other new features include improved battery life and functionality, as well as new accessibility features such as text-to-speech.

Generative AI Wallpapers

After this fall, Android users will be able to describe their vision by responding to suggested prompts. 

Using Google’s text-to-image diffusion models, the feature will generate new, unique wallpapers, and the colour scheme of your Android device will be set to match the wallpaper you’ve selected.

Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, And Pixel Tablet

The hotly anticipated Pixel 7a has been announced.

The mid-range Pixel 7a serves as a successor to the Pixel 6a.

The company has also introduced the first-ever foldable smartphone Pixel Fold and the first-ever tablet Pixel tablet.

Pixel 7a: Display

it gets a massive 6.1 inch OLED display with an improved refresh rate panel of 90 hz. 

The smartphone gets a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Pixel 7a: Processor

It is powered by the Tensor G2, which also powers the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro and comes paired with the 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.

The device runs on a huge 4,385 mAh battery and a 20 W fast charging support.

The smartphone will run on the Android 13 out of the box.


The smartphone gets an improved dual camera setup with a primary shooter of 64 MP Sony IMX787 sensor and a 12 MP secondary sensor.

For selfies and video calls, the smartphone gets a 10.8 MP front camera lens reminiscent of elder siblings Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

India price

The price of the smartphone is Rs 39,999 for the 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage variant. 

The smartphone would be available in these different colours- Coral, White, Black. 

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