The keynote address was filled with announcements and demonstrations of Google’s latest AI-powered software, including custom wallpapers for Android, more powerful editing tools for Google Photos, and AI-powered snapshots for Search.
Google also unveiled its new hardware lineup, which included the Pixel 7A, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. The Pixel Fold is Google’s first folding phone, which is priced at $1,799 and features a 7.6-inch OLED screen when opened. The Pixel Tablet, which is priced at $499, is not designed to be taken on the go and features a magnetic dock that doubles as a speaker and recharges the tablet wirelessly. The tablet can be removed from the dock to be used as a traditional Android tablet, with more than 50 Google apps optimized for the larger screen. The Pixel 7A, which costs $499, comes with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and wireless charging support and features a 64-megapixel sensor for its camera.
Google also demonstrated an update to its photo-editing feature Magic Eraser, which has been renamed Magic Editor and is essentially a mobile version of Photoshop that allows users to adjust nearly every element of a photo. Google has integrated AI into many of its core products, including Google Search, where AI-generated text will appear above the usual links and ads for certain queries. Google’s latest updates to Android also include AI-powered wallpapers that can create interactive, moving backgrounds from pictures and emojis.
See the full recap on the Google Keyword blog.