Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

Kristi Paul
May 18, 2017

Below you will read the expected pieces of the event.

To follow up on last year's Android Nougat, Google has already released a developer preview for Android O. We don't yet know what O stands for, but it is nearly a certainty that Google will give us a sneak peek at what to expect from the next Android that'll run on our smartphones. Same that for the copy-less pasting framework that Google prodded some days back. At the Google I/O conference this week, the Alphabet unit plans to bring it to at least three more places: iPhones, coffee tables and kitchens. This new enhancement will keep apps from stealthily consuming power as the new limit will act as a barrier for them.

Smart Reply Comes to the Gmail App: Google previously added a Smart Reply feature to its Inbox and Allo apps, but today it is expanding the feature to Gmail for iOS and Android. Be that as it may, Project Treble's new particular way to deal with Android implies that from O onwards, gadgets ought to get refreshes considerably faster. We will hopefully know at I/O in May. A driver doesn't need to plug in an Android phone to run it. Else, we ought to ideally catch wind of some Android O highlights that hasn't been reported, yet there will in all likelihood be a few surprises in store.

If you don't have Whirlpool appliances in your home, odds are a lot of them are branded GE-branded instead. It will host popular applications, like Google Maps and Spotify, but also control vehicle features like seat positioning and temperature. In other words, unlike Google's own VR headset - called Daydream - that was announced earlier, this one will be a standalone headset and will not require a smartphone to function.

Regarding the OS we are not sure, but still hope that the OS is going to be the latest Android one.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Google Lens, a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you are looking at. It also adds some features, like 3D mapping and satellite images, that Android Auto lacks. It's a way for Google to help make Android-based smartphones even more ubiquitous around the world. Up to this point, the principle limitation has been accessibility.

The addition of support for the free version of Spotify as well as SoundClound and Deezer will be welcomed by many, as will the update that means Google Home can be used as a Bluetooth speaker for streaming. These are new app-defined categories for notification content. Channels allow users to have extra control over different types of notifications so they can block or change the behaviour of each channel individually instead of managing all of the app's notifications together. And just like every other year, it'll start off with the keynote address which will give us a better idea of the path Google wants to tread this year, what Google is working on, new products, the smarts that we can expect in apps later this year and, of course, a peek at the next Android operating system.

Google also announced a number of new languages that the assistant supports, as well as the Google Assistant SDK for third party developers. When asking Google Home the next thing on your calendar, you can follow that up with a command for directions and will automatically show up on your phone. There is now no word on the operating system that'll power this device but Android can be a definite option.

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