Google unveiled its latest hardware products, including its first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, and a new tablet, at the Google developer conference. The Pixel Fold features a thin design with a vertical hinge and a 7.6-inch screen when unfolded. Google optimized its top apps for the larger screen but acknowledged that further work is needed to optimize for the new foldable form factor. The Pixel Fold includes features such as long exposure, unblur, magic eraser, and dual-screen live translation. The foldable market remains relatively small, with Samsung dominating the category. Google also introduced the Pixel 7a smartphone, featuring a Tensor G2 processor, a Titan M2 security chip, and wireless charging. The device offers camera upgrades, including a 64-megapixel main camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. It supports Pixel features like unblur, magic eraser, improved night vision, long exposure, and enhanced zoom. The Pixel 7a targets cost-conscious consumers and starts at $499.

Additionally, Google unveiled the Pixel Tablet, powered by the Tensor G2 chips, with an 11-inch display, rounded edges, and the colors porcelain, hazel, and rose. It includes a front-facing camera, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a charging dock. The tablet will be available starting June 20 and will start at $499. Google announced plans to bring AI chat features to its search engine, allowing an AI-powered chatbot to answer questions and provide information quickly. The updated Google Search will display an AI-generated response in addition to traditional results. The new Google Search is launching in the United States, with a limited number of users initially gaining access.