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Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant Comes to iPhone, Understands Typing, and More

Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant Comes to iPhone, Understands Typing, and More

This might sound like a completely new service, but in practice, this is really just a rebranding of the existing Android Device Manager (ADM) tools - which Google launched in 2013 - with some refinements.

Google is also planning a slimmed down version of Android for low-end phones, primarily used in the developing world. According to the company, the service will "roll out over the next few weeks" to all Android devices running the Google Play app.

It will also consist of specially designed Google apps, like YouTube Go, Chrome and Gboard-to use less memory, storage space and mobile data.

After announcing Android Instant apps at Google I/O previous year, it's been a slow road to release with an initial pilot group launching the feature. If you want to copy an address, you will tap an address and the entire address will be copied. Find My Device offers an fresh user interface for Android Device Manager and adds new features, including the ability to remotely lock a lost device. The equivalent of Alexa's "skills", this feature lets users interact with third-party apps via the Assistant. Earlier, if users wanted to call someone, they would not be able to use the names of the contact on the phone, but now, users will be able to pull up those contacts directly through Google Home and call them. This time, Google has different plans with Android Go as the sub Rs 10,000 phone segment is fiercely competitive.

The Android One project did not perform well in India as expected by Google and the program partners. The idea sounds easy but Google will have to work on it carefelly so there won't be any compromise.

Google is making a huge announcement this week.

The Android O beta is available from today, though you'll need a supported device to be able to run it for the time being. Users will also have the option to choose which quality to play the video in even before playing it so that it won't consume much data.

At this stage the app only operates in English, however, Google has announced that new languages will be available soon. Regardless of who wins the AI war, it will be interesting for iPhone users to see a change, even if it is temporary.


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