Google I/O 2024 Live Blog: Latest News on Android, Gemini, and Search

Welcome to the WIRED live blog for the Google I/O 2024 keynote address.

We have a few reporters at I/O in Mountain View, California, including senior writers Lauren Goode and Paresh Dave, senior reviews editor Julian Chokkattu, and staff writer Reece Rogers. Along with senior writer Will Knight and editorial director Michael Calore (who will be watching from their desks, remotely), the team will provide live updates and commentary once we’re underway.

Google’s presentation will get started at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. We’ll kick off the live blog about 30 minutes prior to that, so tune in right here at 9:30 am Pacific, 12:30 pm Eastern. This text will disappear and will be replaced by the feed of live updates, just like magic.

The keynote address will be streamed live from Shoreline Amphitheater, so you’ll be able to follow along.

You may be asking, why are we publishing a live blog when the whole show is also being streamed on YouTube? The short answer is easy: We love live blogs! The longer answer is that the I/O keynote is basically a two-hour infomercial for all things Google. It’s a marketing presentation, and while we expect Google to break some news in this keynote, the content on your screen will of course be missing a lot of the necessary context around it—how Google’s AI-powered search offerings compare to the competition, how the new Gemini chatbot features stack up to OpenAI’s new ChatGPT-4o, or what Android’s new security features mean for users like you. That’s what the live blog is for, to distill and analyze the news coming from the stage and to give you the context that helps you become better informed. Also, live blogs are just fun for us to do. Let us have this, OK?

What to Expect

Google I/O is a developer event first and foremost, but the keynote contains valuable information for everyone who uses Google software, hardware, and services. So, you can expect lots of user-facing announcements, including new features coming to Android 15, Google search, and the Gemini suite of AI-powered tools. In fact, there will likely be an absolute torrent of artificial intelligence news. Google has long been a leader in AI tech, but in the past two years it has ceded some ground to competitors like OpenAI, Anthropic, Perplexity, and Microsoft. Today is Google’s chance to show us how it plans to keep pushing forward in this hyper-competitive space.

You can read our full rundown of what to expect from Google I/O 2024. And we’ll see you back here at 9:30 Pacific for our pregame commentary. The live event starts half an hour later.

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