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Google only teased the Pixel Watch this week at its I/O keynote. While more details will follow in the months to come, one thing this watch will need is a good chip to set Wear OS 3 on the right path. Earlier this week, Google confirmed what we’ve suspected for a long time: the Google Pixel Watch is coming later this fall. And while we learned some details, the reveal was more of a teaser than a full-blown announcement. Some of that was to be

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Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022

Sundar Pichai joins The Vergecast to chat about Google I/O announcements. Also: the crypto crash, USB-C on the iPhone in 2023, and Apple discontinues the iPod. Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and editor-at-large David Pierce discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. On Wednesday,

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With its Pixel Watch and tablet, Google is getting serious about its own ecosystem

Google has long operated a software ecosystem around its Android phones. But, with its Pixel Watch and tablet, it’s expanding this to cover hardware as well to try and build a real ecosystem of its own. This year’s Google I/O keynote was filled with hardware announcements, which is unusual considering it’s typically a software and services-focused affair. Of these, the most exciting was the news that Google plans to return to the Android tablet

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Google’s AR translation glasses: it’s really not that simple

The "one more thing" surprise at the end of Google’s I/O 2022 keynote was a fanciful video of prototype AR glasses that live translate other languages. There are many hurdles for Google to overcome, and it’s not just the hardware. At the end of its I/O presentation on Wednesday, Google pulled out a “one more thing”-type surprise. In a short video, Google showed off a pair of augmented reality glasses that have one purpose — displaying audible language translations right

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The Pixel 6A loses the A-series’ best feature

Previous Pixel A-series phones like the 5A included the same camera hardware as the more expensive version. With the Google Pixel 6A, that’s no longer the case as the company’s Tensor chipset takes center stage. One of the coolest things about the Pixel A-series was that it was an inexpensive way to get the very same class-leading camera as the main Pixel models. It’s one of the reasons I bought a Pixel 3A years ago — that, and it was in stock at Best

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Google Wallet introduced: Here’s how it may replace your real wallet

A digital wallet is an application that holds digital versions of the physical items you usually carry around in your actual wallet or purse. Google introduced the new Google Wallet during the Google I/O 2022. As the name suggests, this new product aims to replace your wallet by becoming secure storage space. This won’t just store a digital image of the required document like

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Google updates Android Auto to better fit all the different sized touchscreens in cars today

Google is updating Android Auto to better fit all the different sized infotainment screens found in cars today. The split-screen display will now be standard for all users as well. Android Auto is getting another refresh, this time with a focus on the evolving nature of vehicle touchscreens. Google says the new split-screen display will be standard for all Android Auto users, allowing them to access key features like

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Here’s why Google highlighting KakaoTalk on Wear OS 3 matters

At Google I/O, the company highlighted KakaoTalk as one of the apps now available on Wear OS 3. It might seem odd to mention a relatively unknown messaging app in the US, but it’s a major win for Google’s wearable partner, Samsung. During yesterday's Google I/O keynote, there was a moment that stood out to me that may have been lost on a lot of folks. While giving examples of new apps featured on Wear OS 3, Google took the time to call out KakaoTalk. I won’t lie. I stood up,

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After roasting Apple about headphone jacks, Google quietly dumps it from Pixel 6A

Google just revealed the Pixel 6A at Google I/O, and while it has a number of impressive specs for midrange device, it’s missing one that the company has been proud of for years: the 3.5mm headphone jack. Google just revealed the Pixel 6A at Google I/O on Wednesday, and while it has a number of impressive specs for a midrange device, it’s missing one that the company has celebrated on its A-series line for years: a 3.5mm headphone jack. As many

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Google’s finally straightening out its legacy free G-Suite mess

It seems like Google has finally arrived at a solution for legacy free G-Suite users who weren’t terribly excited about having to pay to keep their accounts. Almost five months after Google announced that it was going to make G-Suite legacy free edition users start paying for their accounts, it seems to finally have a path in place that most people will be happy with. According to 9To5Google, there’s

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Netflix has been screening new shows and movies among subscribers before their release

Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. The company takes feedback into account for potential changes ahead of a film or show’s debut. Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. Subscribers who participate in the feedback panels will watch “several upcoming movies and

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