Google I/O 2023 in a Nutshell: A Quick
Wrap of Everything Announced

Google I/O 2023 in a Nutshell: A Quick Wrap of Everything Announced

We saw a rapid-fire stream of announcements at the Google I/O 2023 developer conference, featuring Google’s top AI breakthroughs. Since we are well aware that you may not always have time to sit down for an hours-long presentation, our team at SuntechIT is providing you with quick hits of the latest updates and news from Google I/O 2023.

This quick recap covers all the key highlights at Google I/O 2023. An easy-to-digest, handy list makes it simple to take everything in. Here we go:


Say hello to new Pixel devices 👋

The long wait is over now! Google I/O 2023 has introduced its new pixel devices which are Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet as a complete ecosystem of AI-powered devices. Google has introduced its first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, which unfolds like a book. Now you can pre-order these smart devices and enjoy their advanced features and functionalities.

Meet Studio Bot

Image Credits: Google – Google – I/O 2023

Are you an Android developer? Then, Google has a good news for you!

Hereafter, you won’t be alone when developing your next Android app. Now you have your own coding buddy. Studio Bot will be your coding partner.

Studio Bot is an AI-powered coding bot in Android Studio that will help you to be more productive by answering all of your Android programming queries. Got an issue?! No worries, ask your “Coding buddy”.

Since this bot can understand natural language, you can ask your questions in plain English. It can help developers with generating code, resource discovery, guiding you with best practices, and time-saving features.

Updated Play Store

Google has released new features and updates to help developers build and optimize their Android apps for the Play Store.

New features and updates: 

  • Writing Play Store listings
  • Summary of app reviews
  • Store Listing Groups
  • Promotional Content

Wear OS 4 - With Google, the watch is more than simply a timepiece

Image Credits: Wear OS by Google

Google announced the next version of its smartwatch operating system, Wear OS 4. It now contains extra accessibility features including text-to-speech, in addition to elevated battery life and utility. Also, there are other fun new apps and things coming for smartwatches, including improvements to its suite of offers, like Gmail, Calendar, and so on.

Flutter 3.10

For enhanced visual performance, try Impeller. Impeller provides a new rendering runtime for Flutter.  Impeller precompiles a smaller, simpler set of shaders at Engine build time so they don’t compile at runtime. Flutter 3.10 includes many improvements to the web, mobile, graphics, security and so much more. 

  • A number of bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Reduce iOS startup latency.
  • API Improvements.
  • Flutter web apps improved load times.

The latest version of Flutter now includes a JNI bridge to Jetpack libraries written in Kotlin, enabling you to call a new Jetpack library directly from Dart without needing an external plugin.

Jetpack Compose is getting even better!

There are several updates to Jetpack Compose making it simpler for developers to build rich UIs across more surfaces like Compose for TV in alpha and screen widgets with Glance, now in beta. You can keep up productivity by leveraging Android Studio’s new capabilities, which include enhanced App Quality Insights functionality and more.

Geospatial Creator - Smart fusion of virtual and actual world

Video Credits: Google – AR & VR

Geospatial Creator, powered by ARCore and Photorealistic 3D Tiles from Google Maps Platform, enables developers and creators to easily visualize where in the real world they want to place their digital content, similar to how Google Earth or Google Street View visualize the world. 

In an attempt to further streamline the process of anchoring virtual content with 3D Tiles and save developers and artists time and effort, Geospatial Creator also provides extra capabilities, such as Rooftop anchors.

Google Maps will make your traveling much easier

Image Credits: Google – The Keyword

Google Maps has unveiled a new “Immersive View for Routes” feature to provide users with all of the information they need including details about traffic simulations, bike lanes, complex intersections, parking, and more.

Google does care for you! - Updated “Find My Device” network

Image Credits: Google – Apps – Find My Device

Google has introduced improvements to its Find My Device network, including proactive alerts about unknown trackers traveling with you with support for Apple’s Air Tag and others.

Some of these features include notifying users if their phone detects an unfamiliar tracker and connectivity with other Bluetooth trackers. By making these alerts work across platforms, Google intends to boost safety and security for its own user bases.


WebAssembly (aka WASM) - managed memory language support

WASM now supports Kotlin and Dart, extending its benefit of reaching new customers on the web with native performance while reusing existing code, to Android and Flutter developers.

WebGPU - Make the web AI-ready

Video Credits: Google – Chrome Developers

WebGPU is the successor to WebGL bringing the advancements of this new class of modern APIs to the Web. WebGPU makes the web AI-ready and opens up a tonne of new GPU programming possibilities in the browser. With access to the computing power on the device, you may save money, speed things up, and develop AI capabilities that safeguard privacy.

  • Unlocking new GPU workloads for rendering
  • Useful to accelerate machine learning, a major use of GPUs in recent years.
  • Designed for JavaScript first

AI touch for Google Workspace

Google’s Workspace suite is getting the AI touch with the addition of an automatic table generation in Sheets and image creation in Slides and Meet. 


Image Credits: – Baseline

Google introduced Baseline, a stable and predictable view of the web, alongside browser vendors in the W3C and framework providers. Every year, the Baseline will be modified to incorporate a new set of cross-browser capabilities.

AI-powered Google Search

Image Credits: Google – I/O 2023

Google is integrating AI into Search to create a “snapshot” of users’ queries, which can act as a “jumping off point” and provide access to official sources and blogs. The system also works on mobile, with a “Converse” tab alongside Video, Images, News, and so on. Google is calling this an “experiment” with AI in Search.

‘Magic Editor’ feature

Image Credits: Google – I/O 2023

Google is extending its use of AI to help users edit and enhance their photos with the launch of Magic Editor. The tool will combine AI techniques, including generative AI, for editing and re-imaging photos.

Users will have the option of changing specific parts of the pictures, filling in empty spots, or moving the subject to get a better-framed shot. However, the purpose of the function in Google Photos is to assist users in creating pictures with greater quality.


Image Credits: Google – The Keyword

Google has released MusicLM, an experimental AI tool that can turn text descriptions into music. It can be used in the AI Test Kitchen app on the web, Android, or iOS, and users can specify instruments and moods to refine their creations.


PaLM 2

Video Credits: Google Research

Google announced the launch of PaLM 2, its newest large language model (LLM), which will power Google’s Bard chat tool and provide the foundation model for new AI features.

Bard gets smarter

Image Credits: Google – I/O 2023

Google is removing its waitlist and making Bard available to anyone in over 180 countries and territories, including English, Japanese, Korean, and 40 languages in the near future. It is also announcing new features for Bard, including multi-modal queries that can work with images.

AI-generated wallpapers and texts

Image Credits: Google – The Keyword

Image Credits: Google – The Keyword

Google is introducing AI in its Messages app, allowing users to customize their phones’ wallpaper with AI-generated images. This includes suggestions for responses and rewriting messages, as well as creating 3D wallpapers and custom reactive wallpapers using emojis.

Firebase AI extensions

Image Credits: Google – Firebase

Developers are able to access the PaLM API with Firebase Extensions. You can add a chat interface for continuous dialogue, text summary, and other features with the new Chatbot with PaLM API extension.

MediaPipe Studio and solutions

A cross-platform open-source framework called MediaPipe can be used to create machine learning applications for desktop, mobile, and the web. With MediaPipe Studio, you are able to evaluate nine new solutions, including a face landmarker that runs locally on device in the browser. 

Universal Translator

Image Credits: Google – I/O 2023

Google unveiled that they’re testing a powerful new translation service that puts a video into a new language while also synchronizing the speaker’s lips with words they never spoke. This is called “Universal Translator.”


As you write, Google’s new Sidekick panel, which is located in a side panel in Google Docs, continuously reads and evaluates the entire article and offers contextual suggestions that simply address what you’ve written.

Sidekick can also provide AI-generated graphics based on what it sees in the document, so it can help illustrate the story as it’s written. Google also demonstrated it by providing summaries of written conversations, offering speaker notes, and more.


Duet AI

Image Credits: Google – Workspace

Duet AI is a generative AI-powered interface that provides assistance in Cloud Workstations, Cloud Console, and Chat.

New capabilities available in Duet AI for Google Cloud

  • Code assistance: It provides AI-driven code assistance for cloud users, generating full functions and code blocks, and identifying vulnerabilities and errors.


  • Chat assistance: It provides real-time guidance and architectural/coding best practices to reduce the need for searching for relevant documents.


  • Duet AI for AppSheet: It enables users to create intelligent business applications, connect data, and build workflows into Google Workspace via natural language. 

Text Embeddings API

Developers can use this API endpoint to create sophisticated applications based on a semantic understanding of text or images.

Text Embeddings API lets developers build recommendation engines, classifiers, question-answering systems, similarity matching, and other complex applications based on the semantic understanding of text or images. The Text Embeddings API is a powerful tool that can be used to build a variety of applications that require a semantic understanding of text or images.

Vertex AI

Video Credits: Google – Cloud Tech

Vertex AI enables easy customization and deployment of foundation models, with enterprise-grade security and governance controls. 

Vertex AI offers a wide range of features, such as:

  • Data preparation: Vertex AI provides tools to prepare data for machine learning.


  • Model training: Vertex AI provides machine learning algorithms, frameworks, and tools to train and tune models.


  • Model deployment: Vertex AI supports real-time and batch inference to deploy models to production.


  • Model monitoring: Vertex AI provides tools to monitor and address performance issues in production.

From new software to groundbreaking AI innovations, Google showed us what the future of tech could look like.

We have put together the most highlighted new introductions from Google I/O 2023. We hope that this article has helped you learn and update your knowledge in tech.

Overall, Google I/O 2023 was a major event that showcased some of the most exciting new technologies from Google. These are just a few of the new introductions at Google I/O 2023. If you’re interested in learning more about these products and services, be sure to check out the Google I/O website.

Website: Google I/O 2023


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