July 1, 2022

After 90 minutes focused on niche Google software advancements, Google I/O 2022 ended with a rapid-fire list of Pixel hardware announcements that got the tech world buzzing. But beyond the hype, Google didn’t actually give us much hard info about them, except that they’ll work “Better Together for You” and rely on Tensor and Assistant. 

Some of my coworkers believe Google is finally creating a compelling ecosystem (opens in new tab) with the interconnectivity of Apple tech without the “walled garden” drawback. One skeptical colleague believes Pixel hardware is just a vanity project (opens in new tab) that’ll lose money but get people invested in Google software.