With a staggering six new products, Google’s I/O presentation today should put any doubts you may have had about the company’s dedication to its Pixel product line to rest. What was your most exciting reveal?

In a nutshell, Google I/O 2022 concluded with hardware announcements, mostly centered on the Google Pixel line-up.

The Pixel 6a, which is shown above, came in first. Google jumped right into the price in its leading line after making the news that was widely anticipated. The $449 Pixel 6a is simply a scaled-down version of the Pixel 6 regular model. It has a 6.1-inch display, a 12MP primary camera, and 6GB of RAM and is powered by a Google Tensor chip. Overall, it’s a really practical product; the persistent absence of wireless charging may be the sole puzzlement at this time. However, there won’t be any price increases when switching from a mid-range Qualcomm chip to a flagship Google chip, and I myself can’t wait to get my hands on one.

The Pixel Buds Pro, a premium set of ANC-equipped Google Assistant earphones, will be released in July alongside the Pixel 6a. With a $199 price tag, these appear to be a wishlist item brought to life. The battery life impressed me the most; according to Google, the earbuds may last up to 11 hours.

Then Google went into overdrive, giving us a sneak peek at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro months before we had anticipated hearing anything about them. The Pixel 7 series, which will go on sale in the fall, updates Google’s flagship with matte glass and metal that covers the camera bar. Google has only confirmed that these phones would come with a second-generation Tensor chip.

Google officially unveiled the eagerly anticipated smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, at I/O 2022 in advance of its availability this Fall. Even though the details were scant, they supported earlier design leaks and confirmed information about Fitbit connectivity, a Google Home app for Wear OS, and many other things. Pricing is not yet obvious, but so far, things seem promising.

With the first glimpse of the Pixel Tablet in 2023, Google finally took a big step forward. Although the name hasn’t been decided upon yet, this new tablet features a Nest-inspired design, runs Android, and is billed as a completely unique Google experience. Naturally, Tensor is used to operate it as well.

Overall, these revelations led to one of the most thrilling Google I/O keynotes in recent memory, and the Pixel world has a lot to look forward to. I was personally most surprised to see the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Tablet, both of which I had absolutely no expectation of seeing today or, in the case of the tablet, ever. How are you doing? Cast your vote for your biggest shock in the poll below!

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