Google Shows Off New Smarts at I/O 17

Google has unveiled a barrage of new products and updates.

"Almost 70 per cent of requests to Google Assistant are expressed in natural language, not the typical keywords which people type in a search box, and many requests are follow ups that continue the conversation". Google's keynote focused largely on AI and machine learning with Assistant at the centre of it all. Pichai gave examples of the system recognising a flower, a series of restaurants on a street in NY (and automatically pulling in their ratings and information from Google), and the network name and password for a wifi router from the back of the router itself - the phone then automatically connecting to the network. It could be identify what's you are going to shoot with the camera.

So it might be a win-win situation for both Google and its partners. With this, the service would be available in a total of 15 countries around the globe.

Google is clearly deeply committed to Android Pay.

Google also claimed at the Google I/O 2017 event that the phone now reboots twice as fast! But the most interesting bit here is that Google Assistant will do the work for you. The app will itself tells you the name, the location, ratings and business area of that restaurant.

If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play.

Google Home will now be able to use the connected devices' screens to show visual responses to users in response to requests or queries.

Google's assistant will be at a disadvantage on the iPhone, though, because Siri - a concierge that Apple introduced in 2011 - is built into that device.

Google Home is set to arrive locally as rival Amazon significantly expands its Australian operations, likely including a local release of its similar Echo benchtop speaker. Users tend to miss out on notifications at times, and there is no way which directly alerts them about which app has notifications. The users will further be asked "Pasting the address in Google Maps".

Google calls it as 'Google Lens, ' which gives relevant information about a thing which you scan from the Google Lens. If users manage to get hold of an APK from other sources, those apps will still work. For instance, Photos will notice when you take a shot of a friend and nudge you to send it to her, so you don't forget.

'MyPanera members who save their loyalty card to Android Pay can discover offers and learn about new menu items, surfaced by Android Pay when they are at the store, ' said Bhat.

One potentially unsettling new feature in Photos will let you automatically share some or all of your photos with other people. The app's AI looks at photos you've taken that you've not shared, and decide which ones the people in them might want to see - which Google says will help you be "not a bad person".

Android users with a debit card linked to their Google account will also be able to pay via the Google Assistant. They can then pay $10 to have a physical version of that book mailed to them. Google calls this Suggested Sharing. Recently the company had brought reciting recipe feature to Google Home that will ease your cooking task. "Android Go is not a separate operating system", Sameer Samat, vice president of product management, old media on the sidelines of the Google I/O here in Mountain View.To emphasise his point Samat added that even if a phone runs the "Android Go", the users will get to see that the phone is running Android O. Just open the App and tap on an area, Google will tell you what's exactly there in the selected area.

The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80% of the world's smartphones.

That being said, Google will be looking to target Indian handset manufacturers like Micromax, Lava, and Karbonn to develop smartphones with Android GO.

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