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How to watch Google I/O 2024: Android 15, AI updates, and everything else we expect to see

Catch all the Google launch action as it happens

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Google I/O 2024 has kicked off at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, and there’s plenty of tasty treats for Android fans to sink their teeth into. And if you’re not fortunate enough to attend in person, fear not — we’ve embedded the live stream directly below, to ensure you don’t miss a single thing:

Google I/O 2024: watch now

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The Google I/O keynote starts at10am PT local for Google on America’s West Coast, which is 1pm ET on the other side of the US, and 6pm BST in the UK. Things typically last for around a couple of hours, so tune in with us. If you’d rather check the live stream out via YouTube, that’s cool too. You’ll find it on Google’s YouTube page, where there will also be a version available in American Sign Language for accessibility. Anyone who’s really into Google will also find it easy to stream other sessions and talks from Google I/O 2024. The opening keynote is the main draw for most people, but there’s a full programme running from 14-15 May, and anyone registered with the Big G as a developer can stream along.

You’ll find a handy big ‘Register’ button in the top right-hand corner of the official Google I/O website, where the opening shindig is also being aired in its entirety.

Join us to watch all the action unfold, but if you don’t have time, check back after the event for all the latest news and easy-to-understand analysis from the show, which we’ll be covering in full. In the meantime…

Google I/O 2024: what we expect to see

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One of the only guaranteed hardware announcements we expect to see at I/O will be the long-awaited Pixel 8a, which, from everything we know so far, is shaping up to be one of the best-value handsets of the year. The Pixel ‘a’ range has long been praised for delivering a pure, long-updated Android experience with quality camera hardware and the latest Google features to boot, and we expect this year to be no different.

Android 15 will also, unsurprisingly, take up a fair chunk of stage time at Google I/O 2024. Currently available in beta, it includes all manner of new features focused on productivity, privacy, and security. And, of course, this leads us on to the topic of AI — a trend that refuses to slow down its momentum.

We could see updates on Google Gemini (formerly Bard), and we’re hoping to see some powerful new functionality that brings the fight straight to the likes of ChatGPT et al. Improvements to existing AI features like Circle to Search could also be on the cards. CSS Insight’s Principal Analyst & Director Americas, Leo Gebbie believes that “AI will be the major theme for Google I/O and we expect updates from every part of the business, focusing on how Google’s Gemini platform will become more integrated across the board. With Google I/O taking place just ahead of WWDC, Google will be keen to get ahead of Apple in terms of explaining why Google has a stronger position in AI given its extensive investment in Gemini. It will also be interesting to see whether Google transitions Google Assistant to Gemini Assistant given all the chatbot capabilities that Gemini offers combined with Google’s desire to keep building the Gemini brand.”

In addition, we could see a teaser for the next-gen Pixel Fold, and/or an update on the Wear OS smartwatch front, with some other surprises thrown in for good measure. Join us at kickoff on 14 May, and we’ll be sure to update you with all the latest news, as it happens.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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