In 2020, Google had to cancel its I / 0 conference due to the pandemic. However, this is an important event for the company as Google typically uses the I / O conference every year to showcase its ecosystem’s software updates as well as new products.
Last year, Android’s innovations were featured through YouTube videos and simple press releases. And the Pixel 4a, which without COVID-19 would likely have been unveiled during Google I / O, was unveiled a few months later.
This year things are getting back to normal a bit, as Google has already announced that it will be organizing a virtual I / O event between May 18th and May 20th.
And this week, Sundar Pichai, head of Google, assured Mountain View fans that the Google I / O event that would be held in May will not be a Lite version as the company plans to make several important announcements during this event close .
As reported by 9to5Google, Pichai made an I / O conference statement during Alphabet’s quarterly results presentation. In particular, he told investors that “significant product updates and announcements” are expected for Google I / O in 2021.
While Google employees had to adapt to teleworking in 2020, this year the company resumed the regular pace of product releases. As a reminder: In 2020, for example, Google suspended the release of new Chrome versions for a short time and prioritized security to the detriment of new functions.
Will the Pixel 5a be unveiled in May?
For the successor to the Pixel 4a, the Pixel 5a, Google has already confirmed that the product will be released this year. However, availability can be very limited. A representative from Mountain View said: “The Pixel 5a 5G will not be canceled. It will be available in the US and Japan later this year, as announced when the A-Series phone was launched last year. On the other hand, some sources suggest that the presentation may not take place in May at the I / O conference, as tradition would have it.
Finally, it should be noted that rumors are already circulating about the technical sheet of this model. Based on these, the Pixel 5a could have almost identical specifications as the Pixel 5.
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