Biggest Annoucements at Google's 2018 I/O Developer Conference

Biggest Annoucements at Google's 2018 I/O Developer Conference

Biggest Annoucements at Google's 2018 I/O Developer Conference

It announced updates across its whole software lineup including Google Assistant, Google Lens, Google Maps, Google News, Android P and much more. Let's see the Top 3 things that Google announced in I/0 2018's main keynote event.

At Google's I/O event, VP of engineering for Android Dave Burke explained their decision to change the navigation system of the OS with Android P. He said that the new navigation gestures were made for the objective of "making Android simpler but also more approachable".

Google is holding its big I/O Developer conference this week, where it's been debuting forthcoming new features, bells and whistles around its products.

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We then spoke about how Android P's gesture system fares against the iPhone X UI unveiled past year. That means it starts in seconds and integrates completely with Chromebook features. Think autocorrect, but for entire sentences rather than just a single word.

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Within this platform, the company has unveiled a range of new application programming interfaces (APIs) including text recognition, smart reply, barcode scanning and face detection.

One of the key highlight at the conference was Google Duplex, a technology that enables Google's virtual assistant to conduct natural conversation with a human over the phone while completing some real tasks given by a user.

Android P is also packed with a host of machine learning or AI powered capabilities that should improve a users experience when using their phone.

There is also a Wind Down mode that switches to Night Light when it gets runs on Do Not Disturb and fade the screen to grayscale. New AI driven features include display dimming, and other adaptive battery features designed dynamically control app usage based on user inputs (or lack thereof). Specifically, it'll automatically shut down applications you don't use often and will spend battery life on the apps that you generally use. For example, searching for sushi might suggest your UberEats app to place an order to your favorite local restaurant.

Check for an update and you should find the Android P beta waiting for you. The design is very similar to the iPhone X horizontal bar. Instead, all you need to do is a short swipe up to bring up a horizontally scrolling list of your open applications.

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