Google Io 2021 Highlights & Announcements

Google I/O 2021 Key Highlights, Announcements & Updates

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Google I/O 2021 kicked off this Tuesday with lots of great stuff, here we have got the Google I/O 2021 Highlights & Key Announcements for you.

So let’s get started with Google I/O 2021 Highlights & Announcements that include Android 12 and a lot more.

Google I/O is Google’s annual developer conference, that is targeted at developers. Last year’s Google I/O was canceled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

However this time the Google I/O 2021 is taking place as an online event, free to watch for all. And here we have the Google I/O 2021 Highlights & Announcements for you.

Google I/O 2021 started with highlighting the importance of Google during the COVID times. Google helped people stay up to date with COVID info. Google was really useful in helping people find Vaccines too.

Smart Canvas

Google I/O 2021’s first major announcement was Smart Canvas.

Google announced, that it will allow people to share documents while being in a Google Meet call. Google will also allow teams to collaborate and video calls on Google Meet directly from Google Meet.

These features are targeted to helping people have an easier time while staying in remote locations from their offices.

Google will also allow voting on projects, so that those who are in remote locations, can have equal say as those who are physically present.

One of the key Google I/O 2021 Highlights was that Google will use Machine Learning to cut outside noise and keep the lighting perfect to make us look more presentable on those video calls


Google I/O 2021 announced TPU V4, its iteration to TPU V3.

The new TPU is powered by the V4 chip and is 2x as powerful as V3.

TPUs are a major upgrade from the last generation.

Google I/O 2021 announced that Google will be allowing its Cloud customers to use the TPU later in 2021.


Google announced that Google now deleted its customer’s account activity after 18 months by default to ensure that Google doesn’t contain older data and thus becomes a threat to your privacy.

Google I/O 2021 Highlighted that Google had made Phone-based authentication, a default security measure for all new accounts.

Besides this, Google I/O 2021 announced changes to its password manager.

Google announced that Password Manager would now allow simple imports of passwords from other password managers.

Google I/O 2021 announced, that Google will bring a lot of integration between Android and Chrome, to ensure that your passwords always stay in proper sync.

I hope you are enjoying reading the Google I/O 2021 Highlights & Announcements.

Google also announced that they would automatically alert customers if their password gets compromised in Data Breaches.

Google built a quick way to easily change passwords for compromised accounts.

Google announced a new feature called Locked Folder for Android. This would allow you to store photos, that won’t be visible in your Google Photos, and would be password protected.

Google Maps

Google I/O 2021 announced that Google Maps will see a lot of new improvements in Live View, allowing you to access Live View directly from the Google Map.

Google Maps will add Landmarks and Street Signs relevant to you.

Beginning with Zurich, the Live View will show Indoor Land Marks for Train Stations and Airports too. 

Google I/O 2021 announced that Google will use AI to predict relevant Landmarks,

For example, they would suggest you Coffee Shops at 8 am, but will more likely recommend you some Restaurants for Dinner at 6 pm.


Google I/O 2021 Highlighted many new changes for Shopping.

YouTube would soon allow people to directly purchase products that were featured in the video, reducing the hustle of hunting and trying to find the product.

Google Chrome, would remember all your recent carts and would feature them when you open a new tab, this will help you revisit any shopping plan that you left in middle.

Besides that, Google will also show you discounts on products in your cart, so that you don’t miss out on the deal you had been waiting for for a long time.

Google Photos

Google would be using patterns to collectively present photos, that in singularity might not look important, but when combined with similar photos, can mean a lot.

Google will allow you to hide photos of a particular person, or particular location whenever you want.

Google I/O 2021 announced, that now people will be able to remove a particular photo from the Google Photos memory and rename the memory altogether.

Android 12

Google I/O 2021 highlighted a big milestone for Android, Android now runs at over 3 Billion devices, a Huge Milestone.

Google shows how Google is transitioning from Material Design 2 to Material Design You.

It is a design scheme that would use our behavior and anticipate our feelings, using this data will generate a custom color palette which will be used as the color scheme of the UI.

Google showcases how they also brought changes that are improving the usability of Android better.

Lock Screen now shows a large clock when there are no due notifications. The unlocking screen happens through a smooth fading transition.

Google I/O 2021 announcements included major changes to Quick Settings, it looks quite different, but it includes new features, like having space for Google Pay and Smart Devices, right from Notifications.

Long Pressing Power button launches Google Assistant.

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Aditya AgarwalLast Seen: Sep 27, 2023 @ 4:37am 4SepUTC

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