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Google I/O 2017 developer conference: 3 key takeaways

Google I/O 2017 developer conference: 3 key takeaways

Google plans to change that by borrowing some exciting tech from it's more powerful, PC-based brother.

Of all the Android apps, Google Photo might be getting the most impressive facelifts.

The update is rolling out with software version OPP2.170420.017.

Chief executive Sundar Pichai said that improving artificial intelligence is Google's top strategy in its continuing goal to organize the world's information. It theoretically lives on in the cache for some hours, if the user wants to open a new such link once more, but there is no app on the home screen. And with Android O, we've gone further, building a new, more efficient runtime sandbox for instant apps, sharable support libraries to reduce app size, and launcher integration support.

Android 0, Android's next major update will also be coming soon and has been announced at I/O 2017. Instead of swiping down to look at the notification shade to view alerts, users can view their notification by pressing and holding on the app's icon with Notification Dots. Introducing Android Go is part of the company's effort to get the next 2 billion.

Processing that data in the cloud comes with several downsides, according to Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy: Users must be willing to transfer their data to a company's servers, and they have to be in an environment with rich enough connectivity to make sure the operation is low-latency. Apparently, the search engine giant wants to personalize actions and content such that they suit each user in different scenarios. A user will need to say "Ok Google, what's up?" to hear the alert. The company has also announced the launch of smart assistant for iPhone users.

GE Appliances announced a deal with Google Wednesday enabling the USA tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions.

Gmail users will start seeing this feature later this week. Anyone who's had a "conversation" with Siri or Alexa or Microsoft Cortana go off the rails can understand that. Google already has a number of security measures in place to help keep its smartphones safe, and yesterday, it revealed the next step in Android defense: Google Play Protect. 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.

One of the standout features is picture-in-picture, which lets you continue watching video content while using other apps. Also, this solution depends on the app developer, and if they think it's too cumbersome to do it, then you may still be stuck with old Unicode revisions only.


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