The Google’s Developers event – Google I/O 2019 is only a few months away, and now Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has announced the official date. Check out his somewhat weird tweet with the date and where the event will be held below.
However, The Verge reported a few days ago that the dates were already hidden in this puzzle (left), and uncovered in the JSON code (right):
As you can see, the event will be hosted at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, on 7 May through 9 May. There are no details on what will be announced at the I/O event, but we can assume they will talk about the upcoming software and hardware. Sundar Pichai responded to the decryption of the message with the caption “glad the transmission was received :)” – which is why at first sight it sounds weird if you don’t know about the puzzle and hidden message we featured above:
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 25, 2019
Android Q, WatchOS and Google Pixel Lite Versions
According to Gizbot, Android Q will surely be presented at the I/O 2019, and we will also find out what smartphones will get the new OS. Android Q should come with many improvements, including the highly anticipated system-wide dark theme that will help smartphones get more battery life.
If you have a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL, then you can check out the Android Q public beta beginning with the day of the event.
As for smartphones, Google should announce the Google Pixel 3 Lite, and Google Pixel 3 Lite XL that come with the same camera, but a lower quality build for a lower price. They will have a 600 series Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Unlike the standard Pixel 3 models, the Lite models will not come with IP rating or wireless charging, but they will feature a headphone jack!
What we might learn more about is what Google wants to do with the smartwatch technology from Fossil. We should be ready to check out the first smartwatch by Google with their WatchOS software.
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.