What to expect from Google I/O 2019: Android Q, Pixel 3a/3a XL, more
Google I/O 2019, the annual developer-centric summit for all things Android and Google, is just a few days' away. The event will kick off on May 7 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. As usual, the main stars of the show will be latest software developings of Google, but this year around, there will be some really interesting hardware announcements on the way as well.
Android 10 Q
Brain-storming a dessert-y name for the upcoming Android version is certainly a favorite pastime for many an Android-oriented blog, but in reality, the features of the operating system are much more important than its proverbial sweet name.
Although software leaks are generally harder to come by in comparison with regular hardware hearsay and leaks. Still, we've all heard some intriguing snippets of upcoming features which will likely answer the pleas many Android fans have held dear over the years. For one, stock Android is most certainly scoring a built-in dark mode that will allow users to "shut down" the interface colors as per their liking.
Desktop mode is another hinted feature of Android Q, which would allow users to use their apps in a desktop environment. In its current states, this feature is a hardly-usable proof of concept, but it hints at what may be slated for Android in the near future. Conceptually, this sounds rather similar to Samsung DeX, which is a much more usable solution.
Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL
We've got a lot more information about the Pixel 3a and 3a XL linked below for your convenience.
Yes, Google Stadia is official already, but there's a chance we might hear more about Google's ambitious all-encompassing gaming service. It wouldn't hurt to learn more about the pricing and release date of the Stadia, as these weren't disclosed during the Stadia event more than a month ago.
Basically, Stadia offloads the whole processing power to Google's ample servers and lets you stream it to just about any device in your home that can run the Chrome browser, including smart TVs. Moreover, you don't need to do download anything, just tap play and in a matter of seconds, you'll be playing the game you've been dreaming of on your choosing platform. Since the game runs on hardware from Google's data centers, you don't need a powerful device to play games, just a stable internet connection.
Stadia is meant to bring games that are now restricted to owners of powerful PCs or consoles to a much wider audience, and we're not talking just about phone users. Google promises its service will be able to stream games in 4K, 60fps and HDR color at launch, but Stadia will be able to scale up to 8K and 120FPS when this technology will become more widespread. Along with the Stadia's big reveal, Google announced its own controller for the game streaming service.
Read more about Google Stadia right here.