In addition to fresh software-related announcements, a new wave of Made by Google hardware devices is also anticipated to appear during Google’s annual I/O developer conference. We therefore want to know what you are most eager to discuss.

I/O has been rather quiet in terms of product launches over the last few years. The ongoing pandemic has limited the ability of thousands of brands and businesses, including Google, to provide goods and services. We anticipated the Pixel 4a to be announced in 2020 at the presentation for online-only developers, but it was postponed to August.

Following that pattern, the Pixel 5a was launched in the US and Japan only in August 2021, a year later. We’re hoping to learn more about the successor Pixel 6a, but it’s uncertain if it will escape the effects of global processor shortages and other outside forces.

The recent Pixel Watch leaks may have caught your attention. One of the most eagerly anticipated hardware releases in Google’s history is now a first-party Wear OS smartwatch. During the I/O 2022 keynote, we absolutely hope that the Pixel Watch will be a major product introduction. If the smartwatch is officially unveiled to the public for the first time, we surely want to learn more about any potential Fitbit and Wear OS synergies.

A new, lower-end HD Chromecast with Google TV may also be on the horizon, filling the void created by the launch of the premium, 4K-capable Chromecast with Google TV. It would provide a less expensive entry point into the new Google TV interface with a remote and AV1 codec support on top of that. However, it might not be able to completely resolve some of the challenges that the 4K remote-powered option still faces.

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A Nest Hub with a detachable tablet may debut at I/O 2022 as another home-focused hardware item. Although Google has updated and improved some of the navigation and user interface (UI) features of the current Nest Hub hardware, this may mark the company’s return to tablet physical factor with all of the advantages of a smart speaker still in tact.

There hasn’t been much evidence to imply that a premium follow-up to 2020s Pixel Buds are arriving this week at I/O, despite a recent report that we may also see Pixel Buds Pro shortly. The fact that Google’s only wireless earbuds, the Pixel Buds A-series, are targeted at the lower price range and that some Pixel Buds owners continue to experience issues raises some concerns. If they really exist, the Pixel Buds Pro would undoubtedly be a well-received debut item at I/O 2022.

Of all, there are no absolutely certain product debuts that we can predict. Simply wait till the keynote address at AA1 begins. What anticipated hardware product introduction at I/O 2022 are you most anticipating, at least up until then? Use the survey below to let us know, and in the comments section, share some of your justifications.

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