After a busy first day of Google I/O, the search giant has released a condensed version of its two hour keynote. So you can hit all of the big announcements from day one, in just nine minutes. Actually, it’s more like eight and a half.
As usual, the keynote was jampacked with all sorts of announcements. From AI, to AR, to Android, and even a few surprises in between. As you might have expected, there was no hardware announcements at Google I/O. So no Pixel 5a, unfortunately. That will likely be a separate event from the hardware team, in a month or so.
If you’d rather read about what happened on the first day, you can check out our wrap up here.
Android 12 was not the big focus of the Google I/O keynote
Given all of the leaks we saw of Android 12 ahead of Google I/O, we had expected it to take up a big portion of the keynote. But that was not the case. It was around 20 minutes or so. But it was still a big portion of the announcements from day one.
The first Android 12 beta rolled out at Google I/O. Which brings the biggest update to Android in many years – most would say since 2014. Mostly thanks to the new Material You design that is rolling out to Android 12. And will also be available across all of Google’s products, later this year.
Google also debuted some new features for its Password Manager, and a Locked Folder for Google Photos. Which is going to be useful for storing your sensitive photos. Google Maps debuted some new features to help keep you safe on the road, among many other things.
Google I/O isn’t over. But the majority of the big announcements have already been laid out. Today and tomorrow will be the developer sessions, where some announcements may surface.