Made by Google '22

Made by Google '22

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>> SPEAKER 1: Hey, Google, call Carmen. On my way. Let me grab the others. >> SPEAKER 2: Oh, cool.

Yeah, I'll be on. Give me one sec. >> SPEAKER 3: Hey. >> SPEAKER 1: Hi, come on in.

One, two, three. [Applause]. >> RICK: Hi, everyone, and welcome to Made By Google 2022. It's great to be back in a room with you and streaming live around the world. We’re here in Brooklyn, New York at National Sawdust, a modern community music venue just a few steps away from our newest Google Store, which opened earlier this summer.

Over the next hour, we’re going to give you an in-depth view at our new Pixel portfolio. We’ll show you our new devices, and how they work together to create immersive ambient experiences. So you can get the help you need wherever and whenever you need it, in a way that is effortless, private, and secure. Every Pixel device is designed to deliver a level of personal intelligence that’s totally unique in the mobile computing world, so day-to-day problems turn into delightful experiences. Like making your photos that are blurry sharp in the blink of an eye, and magically erasing distractions in your pictures. Or automatically reducing background noise on the other end of your phone call.

And protecting you from robo-callers and spam texts. Or helping you understand more than 100 different languages with Lens in your camera. You'll even know whether you should rest today or go for that extra mile on your run. Pixel devices handle all that for you, thanks to our combination of foundational technologies: AI, Android, and Google Tensor. This is where the "Google" in "Google Hardware" is such a differentiator for our products. We're completely changing computing by pushing the boundaries in AI innovation, in order to create helpful experiences for our users.

When you put that innovation to work in hardware devices, it leads to truly novel sets of features and capabilities. Our Tensor mobile platform extends this approach right onto the silicon. It was custom designed to support this new paradigm of computing systems, and pull our most advanced machine learning models out of our research labs right in to Pixel hardware.

It represents years of development across Google, and a long-term investment in the Pixel portfolio. When we first put Tensor to work in Pixel 6, it was a huge step forward, delivering amazingly helpful, Pixel-only experiences, like Live Translate, Magic Eraser, and Real Tone. And over the summer, we brought Tensor to Pixel 6a, bringing a helpful Pixel experience at a great value.

The family of Pixel 6 and 6a has been the fastest-selling Pixel generation ever. And we're just getting started. Now, today, you'll see what we've been building up to for a while. A true Pixel portfolio of beautifully designed phones, watches, tablets, and earbuds, all working together to deliver the magic you expect from Google.

Now, this is the future of where Pixel is going, because for us, Pixel isn’t only a phone experience, it’s a personal, intelligent and cohesive computing experience. And we’re excited to advance the Pixel computing experience this year with our new Google Tensor G2 mobile compute platform. With Tensor G2, our phones and tablets can do so much more, and we've added a next-generation on-device TPU, which keeps up with our rapidly evolving machine learning research.

You’ll hear lots more about Google Tensor G2 today. And we’ll give you an in-depth look at the new Pixel devices in the new Pixel portfolio, how they work for you and how they work together. But just as important is how they look together, inside and out. The new members of the Pixel family are some of the most beautifully refined products we've ever made. And now, here's Isabelle to tell you a little bit more about our design process. [Applause].

>> ISABELLE: Looking across the Pixel family, you’ll notice everything shares a single design language that’s uniquely Pixel. So they fit together, even while they're designed for all kinds of different context and use cases where technology can be helpful. A watch needs to be able to dress up for a night out, and be durable enough to go with you When you’re camping or rock climbing. Earbuds need to stay put comfortably and give you hands-free help when you’re in the middle of a long flight or a short walk or a challenging workout. And your tablet should be able to travel with you, from the coffee shop to the couch to the kitchen. And of course, your phone is your most constant companion.

the Google design team puts so much thought into how we embrace and enhance this fluidity. Your phone and watch are designed to be personal, to be touched and worn. Your phone gets pulled in and out of your bag and pocket hundreds of times per day. And they have smooth, rounded surfaces that always feel right in your hand and on your wrist.

And we’ve put together color combinations and finishes that are totally unique to Google hardware, with different tones and textures for different collections of products. With our newest Pixel phones, we’re introducing a zirconia-blasted aluminum that feels silky-smooth in your hand, and a polished aluminum that lets the metal really shine. The metal construction is simpler than previous Pixel phones, and it’s durable, to hold up against the ups and downs of life. The metals and colors pair elegantly together, and they’re designed to work with the software, too, for this complete holistic experience across the hardware and software.

That’s the thinking behind Material You, which we launched last year. Material You is an innovative approach to software design that intelligently customizes your Pixel UI around your own color preferences and even your photos. Material You enhances the OS interface, settings, notifications, and popular apps, for a fluid software experience that feels connected to the hardware. We’re bringing our flexible, personal design approach to new devices, too, like Google Pixel Watch.

A watch is only helpful when it’s on your wrist, so we designed Pixel watch to be worn every day, with hardware and software that look and feel great, no matter what. Inspired by the continuous surface of a water droplet, the domed design makes the bezel visually disappear. And it’s practical, too, comfortable on the wrist, and it doesn’t get in the way of shirts and sleeves. And you should be able to decide how your watch fits your style.

So you can choose from three distinct jewelry-inspired finishes in stainless steel. They come in black, silver and gold. And you’ll get deep customization with our innovative band system. You'll notice that the Pixel Watch doesn't have prominent external lugs like other watches do.

Instead, the bands attach internally, similar to how a camera lens attaches to a camera body. Just twist and click, and you get a seamless transition between the watch and the band. The system makes it so easy to swap between a wide variety of bands.

And it completely transforms Pixel Watch to match your vibe. With the Active band, you get the all-day flexibility of a fitness smartwatch. The stretch and woven bands are cozy and comfortable, so you can wear your watch all the time, even overnight.

And with the metal and leather bands you get a more classic watch persona. You'll hear a lot more about the Pixel Watch experience later today. From a design perspective, every element of the watch flows together. From the band options, to the casing, to the personalization of the UI, and dozens of customizable watch faces. So you can go with an analog or a digital look.

Display as much or as little information as you’d like. And if you want the traditional analog look of a leather band, but with a minimal digital watch face, go for it. It will look great.

Between the bands, finishes and watch faces, you have thousands of combinations to make your Pixel Watch uniquely yours. It’s all part of the Pixel portfolio approach to colors and finishes. We don’t just copy-paste one color we like across all of our products. Instead, we use a spectrum of shades that are unique to different products, but come together in a cohesive collection.

So we have dark and light neutrals. And our warm collection is designed around our new Lemongrass tone. And we’ve created a cooler Family of colors, featuring our new Hazel hue. Think of it like building out your wardrobe.

Your pants or a jacket might be understated, and your sneakers give you a pop of color. Everything goes nicely together without looking blandly the same. We’re also excited for you to check out our new tablet. We wanted to create a larger screen that would be useful in different contexts in your life. A device that fits in your home, and feels elegant in your hand. So we developed an entirely new nano-ceramic coating inspired by the fine texture of porcelain.

It’s a custom finishing process where small ceramic particles are infused into the coating that we apply to the tablet’s 100% recycled aluminum body. This gives it a soft, matte, textured feel, like no other tablet. So we're introducing quite a few design innovations with the Pixel portfolio. And the design approach goes beyond form and function. We design for impact, too, across everything we do. From product design to manufacturing, and across our communities and supply chains, we are being thoughtful about our environmental impact at every step.

At Google, we’ve set a goal to achieve net-zero emissions across all of our operations and value chain, including our consumer hardware products by 2030. For emissions associated with powering our data centers and office campuses, we have an ambitious goal to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. For the hardware team, net-zero emissions means we have to combine art and science to reimagine every single element that goes into a product, the process we use to manufacture it, and the longevity you get out of it. So the design team works closely with Google engineers to create new ways to incorporate recycled metals, plastics, glass, and fabrics. And we're proud to announce today that every product you'll see today is made with recycled materials.

So the aluminum in the phone enclosure is made with 100 percent recycled content, reducing the enclosure’s overall carbon footprint by over 35 percent. The watch case is made with 80% recycled steel. Even the fabric on the stretch band I showed you is made with yarns that are 100 percent recycled. We have a deep responsibility to create sustainable technologies.

And I’m so proud to be part of a team of designers, product engineers, and operations specialists who are doing impactful work to help our planet. The other deep responsibility we have at Google is to our users’ privacy and security. And over the years, we’ve developed a number of industry-leading technologies to protect your data. I'll hand it off to Jen to tell you more.

>> JEN: Thanks, Isabelle. Every day, our teams of world-class privacy and security experts help protect your personal information, by ensuring all Google products are secure by default, private by design, and put you in control. This is critical, because we know that our products can only be as helpful as they are safe.

That’s why we’ve built Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to be our most secure and private phones yet. Pixel 7 has multiple layers of verifiable security with our custom Google Tensor SOC, and our dedicated Titan M2 security chip. Titan M2 is derived from the same chip we use to protect Google Cloud data centers, and it’s now Common Criteria certified to the highest security level possible. Meaning that titan M2 meets the same rigorous protection guidelines trusted by banks, carriers, and governments. Pixel 7 also provides five years of guaranteed security updates, so your phone gets the latest security protections over time. When it comes to protecting your personal information, world-class security is only half of the equation.

The other is privacy, which is why everything we build is private by design. At I/O earlier this year, we announced Protected Computing, a growing toolkit of technologies, that transforms how, when, and where personal data is processed to protect your privacy. With Protected Computing, we’re focusing on three areas.

First, minimizing your data footprint, shrinking the amount of personally identifiable data altogether. Second, de-identifying data so it’s not linked to you. And third, restricting access to your data using technologies like end-to-end encryption and secure enclaves. With Protected Computing, features like Live Translate, Spam detection in Messages, and Smart Reply provide intelligent, personalized experiences, without any data leaving your device. And with Google Pixel 7, we’re using Protected Computing to keep your health and wellness data private. For example, with your permission, Digital Wellbeing can help you understand the quality of your sleep by analyzing audio from coughs and snores during the night.

That audio data is never stored by or sent to Google. The processing happens right on your Pixel 7. Of course, not everything can be processed on your device. Like when you use your phone to browse the web.

This is where a virtual private network comes in. A VPN encrypts your network traffic to turn it into an unreadable format and masks your original IP address, so your online activity stays private to you. Later this year, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be the first phones to come with a VPN, at no extra cost. And unlike traditional VPN services, Google’s verifiably private VPN can’t associate app and browsing traffic with your Google account or identity. With our continued investment in Protected Computing, I’m excited to see how we can deliver even more private experiences across all of our products. Of course, core to your safety is knowing that you’re in control.

And with Android 13, we’re making it even easier, with privacy and security settings all in one place. This includes new action cards that notify you of any safety risks, and provide easy steps to enhance your privacy and security. This new experience will be available first on Pixel devices later this year, and other Android phones soon after. With Protected Computing, hardware protection from Titan M2, and centralized privacy and security settings, no one is deploying a more comprehensive approach to safety at this scale.

It's this type of innovation that helps us keep more people safe online than anyone else in the world. Here’s Brian to tell you more about Pixel. [Applause]. >> BRIAN: As the Pixel portfolio expands, the phone is at the center of it all. When we launched Pixel 6, we introduced the world to the first phone powered by Google Tensor, using our advances in AI to create a more helpful experience, with features and capabilities you couldn’t get on any other phone. Pixel has always been a leader in smartphone innovation, and we take it as a compliment when others in the industry follow our lead.

Like the always-on display and At a Glance, introduced with Pixel 2, putting useful info right on your lock screen. There’s Night Sight, which launched with Pixel 3, and astrophotography, which set a new bar for low-light photography on a smartphone. And we introduced Car Crash Detection three years ago, along with other important ways to keep you safe, like Safety Check and Emergency Sharing. It’s an amazing track record of pioneering features that were first on Pixel, and make the phone experience so much more helpful. We even take a different approach in how we deliver our latest innovations. So much of the unique Pixel experience is software-defined, which means that we can give your existing phone access to new features and upgrades, so your Pixel stays useful longer.

That’s the idea behind Pixel Feature Drops. Every few months, your phone gets new capabilities and features, which means your Pixel gets even better over time. And you'll be protected over time, too, with five years of security updates directly from Google.

With a steady stream of Feature Drops and ongoing security updates, Day One with your Pixel phone is just the first of many best days to come. Speaking of Day One, I’m excited to show you the new standard for smartphones. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

They take all the helpfulness and personal intelligence people love about Pixel, and make them even better. Pixel 7’s improvements start with the looks. This is the ultimate refinement of Pixel, simplifying the parts and construction to make a phone that’s sophisticated and distinct. Pixel 7 has a silky matte finish on the aluminum camera bar and housing with three camera colors, three color options. It features a sharp 6.3-inch display, with smaller bezels and

25 percent higher peak brightness, for incredible outdoor visibility during the day. Pixel 7 also includes a great all-day battery, with up to 72 hours between charges when you use extreme battery saver mode. In terms of camera, it sports a dual rear camera system, as well as an upgraded, ultrawide front-facing camera with a larger sensor for better night time selfies, and stunning 4K video. And we’re taking the Pixel lineup to new heights with Pixel 7 Pro.

It’s our most advanced phone yet, with a beautiful, sophisticated design and a pro-level camera, with performance to match. You can see the premium polished aluminum finish on the camera bar and housing, which complements its three colors. Pixel 7 Pro has an upgraded, super-sharp 6.7-inch display. With its variable refresh rate, you get responsive gaming and smooth scrolling, without killing your battery.

Pixel 7 Pro has a triple rear camera system featuring upgraded telephoto and ultrawide cameras. Its front-facing ultrawide camera is great for low-light selfies, videos, and more. And the front camera has another role to play.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro’s front camera uses our advanced machine learning models for face recognition, to power Face Unlock. So you have the faster, more secure under-display fingerprint reader, and now you have the convenience of unlocking your phone with a glance. You heard Rick speak earlier about the new Tensor G2 chip, our powerful new processor inside Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. Our next-generation chip includes a dedicated TPU, so we can bring Google’s state-of-the-art AI and personal intelligence directly to the phone. And the entire Tensor G2 chip has been designed to ensure every major sub-system works really well together, to handle the complex and nuanced nature of Google's most innovative software and ML capabilities. So now, machine learning runs up to 60% faster and up to 20% more efficiently on Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

Tensor G2’s design also helps lower the power consumption for everyday phone activities, like recording videos, streaming music, speech recognition, and translating conversations. And Tensor G2 makes your smartphone smarter, enabling all kinds of technological breakthroughs and magically helpful experiences. With Tensor G2 at its core, Pixel 7 is the best smartphone for voice assistance. It's the best phone for calling. It’s the best phone for photography.

And as you heard from Jen, it's the most secure and private Pixel we've ever made. Let’s start with voice assistance. Google’s industry-leading understanding of human language and speech powers our most helpful voice experience with new capabilities on Pixel 7 and Pro, thanks to Tensor G2.

When your phone understands your voice, it opens up so many more possibilities, translating conversations with Live Translate, asking Google Assistant endless questions, navigating directly to apps without tapping, and easily sending messages. Take Assistant voice typing, which is on average two and a half times faster than using a keyboard. On Pixel 7, Assistant voice typing will automatically suggest relevant emojis to insert, and it’s much more forgiving now in case you don't know the exact name of the emoji you’re looking for. So saying something like "happy emoji" gets you what you want. But that’s an easy one.

What about “upside down face emoji,” or “heart eyes cat emoji,” or “woohoo emoji.” [Laughter] Speaking to your phone can be so much more convenient, but listening isn’t always an option When you’re on the receiving end. Ever get an audio message when you’re in a quiet place without headphones? It’s frustrating, right? Well, Pixel 7 can now use Google's advanced speech recognition model to transcribe your audio messages right in the Messages app, so you can quickly skim them. And when it comes to your text messages, Pixel uses RCS for enhanced media sharing and end-to-end encryption.

RCS is the modern industry standard for messaging, and it’s already been adopted by most of the industry. We hope every device maker gets the message and adopts RCS, making texting better for every smartphone user. And if there are any reporters in the crowd, you’ll be happy to hear that the Recorder app on Pixel 7 is getting speaker labels later this year. So instead of a single transcript of your meeting or interview, on-device speech models will separate the speakers for you.

Now, what about phone calls? Between spammers, customer service phone menus, and bad audio quality, phone calls can be such a hassle. So Pixel 7 is designed to be the best phone for actual phone calling. Pixel devices are the only phones with Pixel Call Assist, a suite of features that helps with everything from making calls to avoiding them.

Like Call Screen, which automatically answers unknown callers, asks who's calling, and filters out spammers, based on what they say, without ever interrupting you. Our users tell us Call Screen is one of their favorite Pixel features. And for good reason. It handled over 600 million calls for users last year. And when you call a business, Direct My Call can help you navigate their phone directories without having to listen and re-listen to a list of options. Since launching Direct My Call last year, it's helped Pixel users navigate over 50 million calls with businesses.

With Pixel 7, the direct my call experience gets even easier. Instead of listening to a long recorded message describing each option, you'll see a list of menu options right away. You can tap the option you want, even before it's spoken.

Your phone should also make your phone calls sound better. Coming in a feature drop later this year, Clear Calling will make it even easier to hear the other person at the other end of the line. Just like the acclaimed background noise suppression on Pixel Buds Pro, Clear Calling uses machine learning to recognize, isolate and eliminate distracting sounds like wind and traffic noise, while enhancing your caller's voice. So your friends can call you from anywhere, and you'll be able to hear them just fine. The suite of Pixel Call Assist features is the perfect example of Tensor G2 and Google's state-of-the-art AI coming together in Pixel 7 to deliver an elevated smartphone experience.

And as you've seen over the years what our AI can do for a smartphone camera. Pixel Camera is what the phone is famous for, and it's once again been rated as the best smartphone camera in the industry. Here's Shenaz to tell you what the Pixel 7 camera can do. [Applause]. >> SHENAZ: Before Pixel, very few people outside Google and academic research had ever heard the term "computational photography", much less applied it to smartphone cameras.

With Pixel 7 and Google Tensor G2, we continue to lead in computational photography, with a powerful set of features that help you take accurate images for every skin tone, fix your photos, film high-quality videos, and snap great pictures from up close or far away. Let's start with inclusivity. It's absolutely critical that Pixel 7's improved photo quality extends to everybody. People with darker skin tones are rendered unnaturally when photographed by most cameras.

So last year, we introduced Real Tone to make our camera and image products work more equitably for people of color. And we continue to partner with image experts, both in the U.S. and around the world, to help evaluate our Pixel Camera and make sure skin tones are represented beautifully and accurately. Over the past year, they've added more than 10,000 images to The datasets used to tune Pixel's camera.

Through that work, we've tuned exposure and brightness to better represent darker skin tones in low-light situations, ensuring everyone looks great in those beautiful Night Sight shots on Pixel 7. We've also partnered with a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors and visual producers from Diversify Photo to evaluate how we are delivering improvements to Real Tone. And with these updates, we're proud to say Pixel is still the most inclusive camera. Pixel 7 also improves the accessibility of Pixel's camera.

Finding that perfect angle for a selfie can be particularly challenging for blind and low-vision users. Pixel 7 can solve that, with our new Guided Frame. Here it is in action. >> SPEAKER 1: One face. Move your phone slightly left and down. Move your phone slightly right and up.

Ready for selfie. Three, two, one. Photo taken. One face.

>> MOLLY BURKE: Oh, my God. I love this. >> SPEAKER 1: One face.

Selfie. Move your phone right and up. Ready for selfie. >> MOLLY BURKE: Wait. I want to get my light. >> SPEAKER 1: One face.

Photo taken. Selfie. One face. >> MOLLY BURKE: This is so cool. My name is Molly Burke.

I am a social media content creator and motivational speaker Who happens to be blind. So often I find accessibility's focused on making sure disabled people can do the bare minimum to get by. It's important that accessibility not just focus on designing things to make disabled people function, but also empower them to have fun in life again.

>> LINGENG WONG: I'm Lingeng Wong. I'm one of the original creators of Guided Frame. Guided Frame is a smart selfie feature that helps blind and low-vision users to take a beautiful selfie. >> SPEAKER 1: One. Photo taken. >> LINGENG WONG: Selfie to me and to many blind users, I think is a way they express themself.

>> MOLLY BURKE: For so long I couldn't take selfies because I could never frame it correctly. I would try to show a friend a New t-shirt that I got, and I'd be like, "Look at how cute this top is." And I'd text her a selfie, and she'd be like, yeah, I can't see it at all.

>> LINGENG WONG: In Google, we strive to make our technology and product accessible for everyone to use. So it's super important for us to develop a camera experience that's inclusive. >> SPEAKER 1: Three, two, one. Photo taken.

>> LINGENG WONG: We are constantly checking with our blind and low-vision users because their feedback helps make our product much better. >> MOLLY BURKE: My mom is an incredible photographer, but I don't want to always have to rely on my mom to take my photos. That's one of those basic, everyday things that gives you that independence that we as disabled people crave. >> SHENAZ: With the added -- [Applause].

With the added accessibility of Guided Frame, and the inclusivity and accuracy of Real Tone, we're continuing our ongoing mission to build a more equitable experience across our camera. Now, here's a problem that stretches back to the earliest days of photography: Blurry photos. It's very easy to blame the camera for a blurry shot, but cameras have always struggled to get a clear photo, especially when your kids won't hold still, or when there's not enough light in the room at a party. Pixel 7 and Tensor G2 can fix that. So it's easier than ever to take crisper, sharper images, no matter how challenging the scene might be. For instance, with Tensor G2's new ML de-noiser, Night Sight is now twice as fast, reducing unwanted motion blur and producing beautiful low-light images with the same amount of clarity.

Of course, we all know blurriness doesn't happen just at night. Even during the day, if your hand or your kid is moving too much, or your focus isn't perfect, you'll get blurry images. Pixel 7 fixes that by automatically fusing images from the ultrawide and main cameras together to help ensure faces are clear.

Tensor G2 goes even further, using a cutting-edge machine learning approach to remove even more blur in even more photos, so your images are incredibly sharp. Now, most of us have a large collection of old photos, but you might have taken them on a phone or camera that doesn't quite match the quality of a Pixel phone. And that's perfectly fine! Because Pixel 7 can help fix those photos for you with a brand new feature called Photo Unblur, which is only available with Google Photos on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Photo Unblur uses Tensor G2's machine learning capabilities to remove blur and visual noise from entire images, so now with just a few taps, you can relive the moment as clearly as you remember it. And you can touch up those old photos with Magic Eraser to quickly and easily remove distractions.

So all your photos are as good as you want them to be, no matter how old they are. One of my colleagues has been using Pixel to make photos of his children, which he has taken over the years, much better. Let's take a look. [Cheers and Applause].

>> SHENAZ: Now we are all capturing more and more of our lives through video. Pixel 7 brings big improvements to the video camera, so you can create stunning videos you'll want to share. For example, we're introducing Cinematic Blur to the Pixel camera. With Tensor G2, Pixel 7 can generate very high-quality depth information, at low power and low latency. Cinematic Blur combines that depth information with high image quality and high dynamic range.

So for the first time, you can shoot cinema-like videos with a beautifully shallow depth-of-field. Tensor G2 powers lots of other video improvements, too, like new 10-bit HDR, so you can record brighter videos with wider color ranges and higher contrast. With 10-bit HDR, your videos look more like real life, and utilize the full capabilities of Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro's amazing displays. We've even partnered with Snap, TikTok and YouTube, so your HDR videos look vibrant when shared on your favorite apps.

And here's a challenge you've probably run into, getting those smooth video shots without any fancy equipment. With our highest quality video stabilization technology, Tensor G2 brings together hardware and software to help you get pro-looking videos that capture the moment and not your movement. The auto focus is better, too, so your subject stays in focus while on the move. Lastly, we're extending our Speech Enhancement and 4K60 frames per second across all Pixel 7 cameras, so you can be heard clearly without the background noise and record the moment in brilliant high resolution. With Cinematic Blur, 10-bit HDR, video stabilization and improvements to autofocus and speech enhancement, your videos will look better, sound clearer and feel more professional, anywhere you choose to post them.

Now let's move on to a common problem for smartphone photography: Zoom. And here's Alex to give you an up-close look at our zoom technology. [Applause]. >> ALEX: Pro photographers have different zoom lenses to make small objects feel life-size, or faraway objects feel within reach. These are some of the last frontiers of smartphone photography, where phones haven't been able to truly replicate the quality of a DSLR. Historically, packing professional-quality zoom into a smartphone hasn't been possible.

It was a physics challenge of fitting large optics into just a few millimeters of space. Last year, with Pixel 6 Pro, we introduced a folded telephoto camera that fits right in the Pixel Camera bar. The result was stunning photos at 4x optical zoom.

But zoomed photos should look great at a range of distances, not just at the telephoto's optical zoom. You should be able to get a sharp photo at any magnification. With Google Tensor G2, Pixel 7 Pro pushes computational photography to new heights with Pixel's pro-level zoom. It cleverly combines state-of-the-art hardware, software and machine learning to create amazing zoom photos across any magnification. This shot came from someone at our Tensor team who's not even a professional photographer. Obviously she didn't want to get too close to an apex predator.

And with Pixel 7 Pro, she got this beautiful, pro-level image from a safe distance. Pixel 7 Pro has the highest quality zoom on a Pixel ever, across the entire zoom range. It's like having the power of a DSLR and all the lenses you'd ever need, but it's easy enough for everyone to use, and it fits right in your pocket.

Let's get into how it works. To start, we know photographers love taking photos at 2x, because it's the most similar to their natural perspective. Now, you could add another camera with a 2x telephoto lens, but that means a bulkier phone. Pixel 7 Pro can do better, increasing zoom magnification without the added bulk.

Super Res Zoom has delivered amazing zoom photos since Pixel 3, and this year we've re-engineered it to go even further, with higher-resolution images. Our next-generation Super Res Zoom allows us to roughly double the magnification of our optical lenses. So starting at 2x, Super Res Zoom crops Pixel 7 Pro's main 50 megapixel camera, using a high resolution mode to provide a 12.5 megapixel image. It has more resolution than before, but the smaller pixels are also noisier.

To fix those smaller and noisier pixels, it re-mosaics the image into a traditional bayer format, so our imaging pipeline can de-noise it, through HDR+ bracketing, which aligns and merges a burst of frames, giving you high resolution and low noise. The result is a full 12.5 megapixel photo at 2x that looks stunning, and similar to what you would get from a dedicated 2x telephoto camera.

And because both phones share the same large main sensor, you can get this high-quality 2x shot on both Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7. Okay. So what if you want to zoom in just a little more, but not all the way to the optical zoom? That's no problem with pro-level zoom.

Keep zooming on your Pixel 7 Pro, and Super Res Zoom takes a photo from both the telephoto and the main camera. Then a new ML model on Tensor G2 aligns and fuses these together to create a composite that's as sharp as possible. So you get great zoom quality, even between the two cameras. As you keep pinching to zoom, Pixel 7 Pro's upgraded 5x telephoto camera kicks in. And Tensor G2 powers a new ML autofocus algorithm that ensures your photos are sharp and detailed.

Now here's my favorite bit of tech. Pinch to zoom in to 10x, and Super Res Zoom performs the same process it does at 2x, to create a full 12MP photo that's similar to a dedicated 10x telephoto camera. So with Super Res Zoom on Pixel 7 Pro, you don't just get one telephoto camera. You get a 2x, a 5x and a 10x helping you capture amazing photos across a variety of magnifications.

No DSLR or external lenses required. As you zoom in even more, hand motion starts to become an issue. At 15x zoom, even small movements translate into jarring changes in the viewfinder, and this can make composition really hard. Pixel 7 Pro's Zoom Stabilization keeps your camera steady when zooming past 15x.

It identifies the subject in the viewfinder, then stabilizes the camera on it, even if your hands are drifting or shaking. That makes it easier to zoom in even further. At 20x, pro-level zoom uses a new ML model on Tensor G2 that upscales your photos to provide even more resolution. So now you'll be able to take amazing, detailed photos all the way up to 30x, the largest zoom magnification ever on a Pixel. And it couldn't be easier. Just pinch in the viewfinder, and your Pixel 7 Pro takes care of the rest with the highest quality zoom at any range on a Pixel.

But what if you want to get up close? Like, really close. Pixel 7 Pro's new ultrawide lens is 21 percent wider than Pixel 7's, and it now has autofocus, which powers our New Macro Focus. So now you can get vivid close-ups of objects as close as three centimeters away, with Pixel's signature HDR+ quality. Now, that's close enough to photograph rain drops, individual flower petals, grains of pollen, and the most minute details of what makes us, us, in full sharpness and vibrant color. It's a great way to make magnificent shots from the everyday, showing that even the smallest details matter. With the combination of Macro Focus and our next generation Super Res Zoom, Pixel 7 Pro delivers gorgeous, detailed photos at .5x, at 30x, and everywhere in between.

Back over to you, Brian. [Applause]. >> BRIAN: So that's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the only phones with Google Tensor G2, so they're the best phones for photography, from sharpening your photos, to getting you in closer, to letting you shoot cinema-quality video, and accurately reflecting every shade of skin. They're the best phones for calling, with Pixel Call Assist. They're the best phones for voice assistance, with Live Translate, and Assistant voice typing. And they're our most secure and private phones yet, with Tensor G2, Titan M2, the new VPN by Google One, and so many other protections built in.

Pixel 7 is engineered to understand you and your world, putting Google's personalized intelligence right in your hand. Pixel 7 Pro is Google's most powerful phone. It brings serious performance, and an upgraded telephoto lens, with the highest quality zoom on a smartphone yet.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the pinnacle of Pixel helpfulness, and we're making them available to even more users in more places. They're available for pre-order starting today, and on-shelf next week. We want people to give Pixel 7 a try.

So while phones in this tier typically start at $799, we're setting the starting price at just $599. The Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899, much lower than other flagship devices. And we have some great offers from Google and our carrier partners. Here in the U.S., you can get a Pixel 7 Pro with up to $899 back with an eligible trade-in.

And if you're looking for the ultimate companion to Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, well, James has some exciting news for you. [Applause]. >> JAMES: Hey, everyone. We're so excited today to finally give you a complete look at our new flagship Google Pixel Watch. It's the first smartwatch to deliver the best of Google and Fitbit, and it's the perfect companion to your Pixel devices. Pixel Watch features a beautiful, custom-developed 3D cover glass that's tough and scratch-resistant, and the curved form makes it unique and inviting.

There's no device more personal than the one you wear all day. So Pixel Watch is designed to reflect your personal style, with all the watch bands and customizable watch faces Isabelle showed you earlier. The combinations are endless, and just as importantly, Pixel Watch is designed to understand you and your needs throughout the day. Every time you glance at your Pixel Watch, it's doing something helpful for you, not just prompting you to pick up another device. It quickly delivers the notifications you want, without creating the distractions you don't.

With Pixel Watch, you can simplify your life with the best of Google on your wrist. Adjust your thermostat from your watch with the Google Home app. Listen to your favorite artists with YouTube Music, whether you're on a run without your phone, or just running an errand. Set your favorite Google Photos images as a custom watch face. See quick notifications from Gmail and Calendar.

Make checkout and transit a breeze with Google Wallet. Get turn-by-turn directions directly on your watch with Google Maps. And with Google Assistant, you can use your voice to do quick actions like sending messages, setting timers, controlling your music and starting your run. Beyond Google integrations, Wear OS unlocks a rich ecosystem of your favorite experiences, from the Bitmoji watchface to apps like Line, Adidas Running, Strava, Calm, Spotify, and so many more.

Of course, it's not just an incredibly helpful smartwatch. Pixel Watch is also the first Wear OS device with Fitbit. It's a powerful pairing, combining Google's expertise in designing helpful experiences for billions of people with the best health and fitness insights from Fitbit. Together, Google and Fitbit deliver a personal smartwatch experience like none other. Pixel Watch uses a combination of on-device machine learning and deep optimization, down to the processor level, to give you an accurate measurement of your heart rate continuously at once per second. Whether you're working out or resting, and all the times in between.

While maintaining an all-day battery life up to 24 hours. By joining the expertise of Fitbit and Google's machine learning teams, Pixel Watch is powered by Fitbit's most accurate heart rate tracking yet. This level of all-day, accurate heart rate tracking is so much more useful than the less frequent intervals of other smartwatches.

Here's an inside look at how Pixel Watch achieves this incredible milestone. >> TRACY GIEST: The Google Pixel Watch tracks heart rate like time, down to the second. >> DECARLOS LOVE: Fitbit plus Google.

Both sides are bringing great expertise. We had a vision of delivering a great health and fitness experience powered by a great heart rate tracking experience. >> TRACY GIEST: Tracking heart rate on the wrist specifically is incredibly challenging. >> YOJAN PATEL: To measure heart rate we use a sensor called a photoplethysmograph.

The photo means light. And essentially what we're trying to do is determine the effects of light on your pulse. >> MAREK DONIEC: The main challenge is measurement noise, noise that comes in from things such as your motion. >> TRACY GIEST: There's a lot to consider in terms of leveraging the different sensors to make it as accurate as possible.

>> DECARLOS LOVE: Everyone knows that Google is great at AI, but getting a chance firsthand to see what that really means was amazing. >> TRACY GIEST: We started by gathering thousands of hours of training data from our participants, both in the research labs as well as during their real world usage. >> MAREK DONIEC: And machine learning helps us basically take all of this data and pull all the common patterns both in everyday life during their everyday exercises, learn to reject the noise, and in the end generate an accurate heart rate. >> DECARLOS LOVE: The true benefit is recognizing patterns. If we can understand what the user is doing, we can then give those insights.

Heart rate tracking and the overall activity tracking is really important for that. >> TRACY GIEST: Honestly, working on this heart rate project really taught me that amazing things are possible. >> DECARLOS LOVE: It really was a culmination of multiple years, several iterations involving a lot of teams, and the end result of that is allowing us to have our most accurate heart rate tracking yet.

>> SPEAKER 5: What's your heart rate right now? >> MAREK DONIEC: Actually, I'm at 70, so not too bad. >> TRACY GIEST: 87. >> MAREK DONIEC: 69. 68. >> YOJAN PATEL: It's 101. >> DECARLOS LOVE: Cool 74.

>> JAMES: Let's see, what's my heart rate? It's 91, so it's a little elevated. So a little elevated, but I think the most important thing is heart rate is the foundation of the Fitbit experience you love, and of so many important fitness and health metrics. Heart rate tells you how hard you're going in workouts, but it also tells you how well your body is resting between activities. It even lends insights into the quality of your sleep. With rich heart rate data, you can use your Daily Readiness score with Fitbit Premium to assess whether you're ready to work out or should prioritize recovery.

And during your workout, Pixel Watch will track Active Zone Minutes, which helps you maximize the time you spend in your target heart rate zones, so you get credit and make every workout productive. You'll be able to assess your heart rate rhythm for AFib with the ECG app, and provide peace-of-mind for you and your loved ones with Emergency SOS. And Fall Detection is coming in 2023 to detect hard falls and alert emergency services on your behalf. Even better, every Pixel Watch comes with six months of Fitbit Premium. Following along to more than 1,000 workouts, from HIIT to yoga to sport-specific workouts, like golf or soccer. And you'll have access to over 400 pieces of mindfulness content, like guided breathing, sleep stories and relaxing sounds.

Fitbit Premium also provides a personalized Wellness Report and Health Metrics Dashboard with crucial wellness metrics like breathing rate, heart rate variability and resting heart rate. On top of all that, we're bringing the Sleep Tracking experience you know and love from Fitbit to Pixel Watch. We've been a pioneer in this field with over 20 billion nights tracked, and we continue to improve our sleep tracking with new ways to help you get your best night's rest.

Check your Sleep Score each morning and see your sleep stage breakdown for light sleep, REM and deep sleep. You can also check the Fitbit app to see your long-term sleep trends. Use those insights to understand your sleep quality and build healthy habits to get the best rest every night, feel more energized, reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. The mainstream understanding of fitness is finally starting to come around to the idea that rest is just as important as activity.

So, for those looking to get a better understanding of their bodies, and establish a healthy, positive relationship with exercise, Pixel Watch is an incredible way to jump in. The most important thing about Pixel Watch is that it's designed to help you get out there and do things. Paired with Pixel 7, it's the most personal Pixel device yet, making it easy to keep track of your days, your nights and your life. Google Pixel Watch starts at $349, and it's available for pre-order today, and on-shelves starting next week. And enjoy three months of YouTube Music Premium on us, in addition to the six months of Fitbit Premium.

So that's Google Pixel Watch. Bringing the best of Fitbit and Google together in a wearable that delivers the help you need, at the gym, on the couch, and everywhere in between. Next up, Rose will preview a new device coming to our portfolio, Pixel's take on the tablet.

[Applause]. >> ROSE: Thank you, James! Earlier this year, we gave you a sneak peek at our newest product, coming in 2023. We hope what you see today will get you just as excited as we are. The Pixel family doesn't feel complete without a larger screen. We set out to build a device that brings together recent advances in Android, Tensor's personal intelligence, and our Pixel design.

The result is a device only Google could make, Google Pixel Tablet. It's the perfect companion to your Pixel phone and your smart home devices. We designed Pixel Tablet with premium materials and finishes, as well as smooth, rounded corners to make it an unmistakable part of the Pixel family. The gorgeous display means you can immerse yourself in your favorite shows, video calls, games, photos and more. The foundation for Pixel Tablet is Android, including Material You, so you can completely personalize it with a custom color palette and new color variants based on your wallpaper and lock screens. And just as our Pixel phones have always been the best and purest expression of Android, Pixel Tablet is the best way to experience Android on a tablet.

You saw the core of that work at I/O earlier this year. Since then, we've partnered closely with developers to make sure apps take advantage of large screen features like split screen and stylus support. We want to thank developers for working closely with us and giving us great feedback. This is also the first time that we're bringing the power of Google Tensor G2 to an all-new form factor.

With Tensor G2's advanced image processing and machine learning, Pixel Tablet has a whole new level of personalized intelligence and understanding. That means your favorite Pixel phone features, like video calling, photo editing, and hands-free help with Google Assistant will work seamlessly on a large-screen device. Now, one of the best things about tablets is that people use them in so many different ways. They can be such versatile devices. So when we began designing Pixel Tablet, one of the first things we asked ourselves was, how can we make a tablet that's always helpful for everyone? We spent a lot of time talking to people about how they use their tablets, and what they love and don't love about them. And we heard an interesting theme emerge.

It turns out that tablets are homebodies. They're at home 80 percent of the time, but they're only useful for a small portion of the day. The rest of the time, tablets feel out of place in our homes. Hidden away in a drawer, misplaced, presenting a tripping hazard, or just out of battery. So we set out to build something better. With Pixel Tablet, we're taking everything we've learned from years of making products for the home and for Pixel and combining it into one great device.

It reimagines how a tablet can actually be helpful all the time in your home by pairing it with a new Charging Speaker Dock. Ta-da! Let's take a moment! [Cheers and Applause]. It keeps your device charged. It makes your tablet helpful 24/7, and it unlocks a whole new set of experiences in the home. Now, as a busy working parent, I love how Pixel Tablet and the dock is bringing some of the best features from a smart display to a tablet. The enhanced audio experience from the speaker lets me enjoy my favorite show while I'm cooking in the kitchen, or have an impromptu dance party with my daughter.

The hands-free help from the Assistant is, of course, a life-saver. Like saying, "hey Google, play classical music," when I want to relax at the end of the day. My Pixel Tablet also gives me easy control over all my smart home devices. So I can turn the lights off in the house and set the thermostat to the perfect sleep temperature without ever getting out of bed. And my favorite Pixel Tablet feature is seeing my memories curated by Google Photos while it's docked. I love glancing over during a busy workday and seeing a photo of my kids as babies.

Isn't he cute? It always makes me smile, and my kids love it, too. And of course, the dock itself serves as a charger, so your tablet is always ready for hours of entertainment. Now, we took special care to tuning the magnets so you can easily dock or undock the Pixel Tablet. And when it's in your hand, the premium nanoceramic finish is both beautiful and comfortable. I love leaning back at the end of the day for a little retail therapy. The Pixel Tablet is designed to seamlessly transition from a delightful part of your home to an entertainment device you can take anywhere, making it one of the most versatile and adaptable tablets ever.

Combining these features with the dock's beautiful design, and you'll want to have Pixel Tablet in the heart of your home. It transforms your tablet from something that sits in your drawer to an integral part of your life. And we can't wait to share more When it's available next year.

Next up, Seang is going to show you how the entire Pixel portfolio works together to provide magically helpful experiences at home and on the go. [Applause]. >> SEANG: We've spent the past few years building a cohesive portfolio of devices and services.

Earlier this week, you saw our home portfolio expand with a new Nest Doorbell, and Nest Wifi Pro. And today, you saw the latest members of the Pixel Family. No other company offers such a wide range of helpful products for home and on the go.

Now, I want to share how those products all come together to unlock all kinds of helpful ambient experiences. Let's start with the basics. Setting up and keeping track of your devices should be seamless and simple. So we have technologies like Fast Pair to help your Pixel phone quickly sync and work together with all your devices, whether they're made by Google or by one of our Fast Pair partners. With Fast Pair, you're set up in seconds. It's a seamless, simple experience instead of a frustrating one.

There are lots of everyday helpful things like that. You shouldn't have to log into the same wifi network with your different devices. Log in with your Pixel phone, and your Google Pixel Watch will connect, too. And how many of us have panicked when we realize our phone is missing? Use Find My Device to figure out where you left it, or say, "Hey Google, find my phone" on your watch to ring your phone when it's lost in the couch cushions. We're making it easy to move your media, too.

If you're watching a video on your phone, you can cast it to your TV with just a touch. And beyond those simple fundamentals, all of our products are designed to be more helpful together. Especially in moments that are most important to people, like getting quick answers to your questions, controlling your smart home, and taking photos. What if it was easier to take, edit and share a fun photo across your devices? What kinds of magical experiences could that unlock? Let's explore. It starts with an incredible camera on Pixel 7 to capture the moment. And here's a little Google magic for your group selfie.

Open the camera app on your watch, zoom in with the rotating crown and take a picture on your Pixel 7's camera, all from your watch. No more selfie arm in the group pic. If you want to make your photo absolutely perfect, open it on your Pixel Tablet, where you can edit your images on a larger screen.

Once you're done editing, it's safely stored in Google Photos. And with the power of machine learning, we'll resurface the memories you want to relive, and filter out the shots that you don't. Enjoy those amazing memories on your watch face, on the Pixel Tablet, or Nest Hub in your kitchen, or your bedroom flatscreen with Google TV. Now let's talk about getting help when you need it. We all have those moments when our hands are full, or we're in the middle of something, and pulling out your phone to send a quick text or look something up is a hassle.

Here's where your voice comes in. Asking for what you need is often faster and more natural than tapping or typing on your screen to get small tasks done. And there's so much you can do with your voice across our products with the power of Tensor and our best speech recognition yet. When you're on your way home with some coffee, say, "Hey Google, broadcast that I'm coming home with coffee," and your message will play on the smart speakers throughout your house. And once you're home, the help comes with you.

Traditionally, the smart home has been broken up into a bunch ofsiloed experiences. It's harder than it should be. So here's where Pixel helpfulness really comes to life as a better smart home controller. We've designed our Pixel portfolio so every device is a control panel and works seamlessly with the new Google Home app. Now you can easily manage your many smart home devices from your phone.

Or your watch. Or your Pixel Buds with just your voice. Wherever you are, you're always just a few taps away from your home. Forgot to turn out the lights and lock your doors as you rush to work? Do it from your phone. With your Nest doorbell, you don't have to get up when someone comes to your door. You'll get a notification telling you who or what's there, on your Pixel Watch, or your phone, or whichever device is closest to you.

With Pixel, interruptions don't interrupt you anymore. And at the end of a long day, just say, "Hey Google, turn on relaxation time." And a custom routine can set the mood with your smart lights, and the calming sounds of your favorite playlist. It's a more flexible, more ambient approach to hardware, and it's all about delivering the help you need, wherever and whenever you need it. Next up, we'll have a few final thoughts from Rick to wrap up the show.

Rick? [Applause]. >> RICK: The Pixel family is finally all coming together. A growing portfolio all harnessing Google's state-of-the-art AI to understand your needs and make life easier.

That's what makes a Pixel a Pixel. It's a level of helpfulness and personal intelligence that's totally unique in the mobile computing world. Like a smartphone that uses AI to help you take the best photos you've ever shot, answers the phone when you don't want to, and helps you communicate in different languages. A watch that delivers the best of Google and Fitbit together. A tablet that's at home in your hands, and in your home.

It all comes together in a portfolio of Pixel devices built on Google's state-of-the-art AI, Android, and our Tensor mobile platform. It's a foundation we'll be building on for years to come. We can't wait for you to try this personal computing experience for yourself, when the newest members of the Pixel family hit store shelves next week. You can pre-order the new Google Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and our newest Nest devices right now in our online Google store. I hope you love them as much as we do.

And thank you so much for watching today! [Applause].

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