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The coolest things Google announced on I / O today
Well, another Google I / O keynote is on the books and just like in previous years, Google announced it much of cool things. Here are some of the biggest things announced today.
Android P goes into beta
Android P has been available as a developer edition for a while, but Google is using I / O to roll out the beta. This brings some improvements over the developer build, mainly in that it can be installed as an OTA on a compatible phone and receive updates in the same way.
For the first time from compatible phones ever, Google made the P-Beta available for a variety of phones outside of the Pixel lineup. It is currently available for the following phones:
- Google Pixel / XL
- Google Pixel 2 / XL
- OnePlus 6
- Essential PH-1
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Vivo X21 / UD
You can go to the Android beta site to install it on your handset now. And here's a quick look at some of the coolest things you'll find in P-Beta.
With an adaptive battery, you can extend the life of the battery
Google has done a lot in the last few versions of Android to improve battery life, with Oreo taking the biggest leap of them all. With Android P, a function called Adaptive Battery is now being implemented, which should go one step further.
In short, Adaptive Battery monitors the apps you use, and then monitors the apps you use Not- and then limit the battery consumption for apps that you do not access as often. During the I / O keynote, Android Vice President Dave Burke said that when they tested the adaptive battery, they found a 30 percent reduction in wakelocks that drain the battery. I don't know about you, but that sounds like a winner to me.
App actions and slices predict what you'll do next
Humans are creatures of habit, and Google knows it. That's why we created App Actions, a feature in Android P that uses machine learning to predict what you'll do next.
It places these predicted actions (read: App Suggestions) in the front and center where you can easily access them. It also uses certain actions to help you guess what to do next. For example, when you plug in your headphones, they may suggest playing what you last heard.
Similarly, Slices pulls specific snippets of apps for quick, built-in access to the important elements when you need them. It's not entirely clear how this is supposed to work, but it sounds cool.
Gesture control begins to take center stage
Apple kills the home button and relies exclusively on gestures for the iPhone X has changed the mobile scene a bit in general, and Google is following suit in Android. The gestures have not been completely transferred to the navigation bar here - they are even optional in the Android P beta. The back button is still available when an app is in the foreground.
These gestures primarily replace the "New" button, quick callback to run apps, and open the app drawer. Nevertheless, they feel very natural and intuitive after just a few minutes.
... And there is more
There are a lot more new features in Android P, and we'll be looking at these in more detail in the coming days.
Google Assistant features
It's no secret that the assistant is Google's future. So it's not surprising that the company has announced some amazing new functions for his digital assistant at I / O.
Duplex can do some things for you
Of all the demos during this year's I / O Keynote, Duplex was by far the most mind-boggling. For example, with Duplex, your Google Assistant can make calls and set up appointments for you real person on the phone when you make these calls. The entire demo was something that has to be seen to be believed.
There's no indication of when Duplex will be available, but these are seriously futuristic things that we can definitely look forward to.
Continued Conversation Allows you to talk over and over without saying "Hey Google" each time
If you're currently using the Google Assistant, you know how annoying it is to say "Hey Google" beforehand every single command. You can speak to the assistant naturally - with the conversation going on in the coming weeks. After the first command, the assistant will listen for a short time to make sure you have nothing more to say.
It will also be able to tell when you are talking to him instead of talking to someone else. Machine learning is the reality.
New Assistant Voices offer variety
If your assistant's default voice isn't yours, you'll soon have a choice of six new voices - plus one from R&B singer John Legend. It will be a while before you hear Mr. Legend every time you speak to the assistant, but hey - he's coming.
Custom orders make shopping easier
Soon you will be able to tell your assistant "order the normal one at Starbucks" and it will. Google worked with Starbucks (and others!) To set this up. You tell the assistant what you want and the rest will be done for you. Very cool.
Gmail Smart Compose is like Smart Replies, only for new messages
If you hate typing out emails as often as ... basically everyone I know you'll love this feature. Using the same technology as Smart Replies, Gmail will shortly be able to figure out what you're talking about and what to say in context, and then suggest complete sentences for you.
After all, we hope that Gmail will only be able to think and respond for us.
Google News is getting a makeover
We heard rumors that Google might be redesigning their News app and that is exactly what was announced today.
The new Google News app is apparently being replaced Google Play Kiosk is bringing most of the app's functionality to the News app. It uses machine learning and AI to specifically curate the news that matters you, and have the ability to combine everything that is important to you in one place, regardless of the new source. The Updates News app is now available for Android, iOS and on the Internet.
Google Photos is being manipulated in a smarter (and more futuristic) way
Google Photos is a beast in itself, but it gets smarter. For example, you can use it to drag documents from images (and correct them if necessary!), Colorize old black and white photos or even edit colors to remove motifs from normal photos. It is going to be great.
Google Lens is getting some cool improvements
Google Lens was one of the coolest announcements from last year's I / O conference. Lots of cool improvements are being made this year.
As soon as these new features become available, Lens will have real-time OCR (optical character recognition) for instant translations. That will be a cornerstone for international travel! You can also copy / paste text directly from Lens.
It can also help you choose clothing and home decor by offering matching and free accessories that go with whatever you point the camera at. Do you need new shoes? Show your outfit to Lens. How about a new lamp? Just point and shoot at the couch. BAM - suggestions galore.
Google Maps adds AR for walking navigation
If you use Google Maps you will know how good the navigation is when you walk. But! You also know how irritating it can be when you get started - which way do you go? You start running only to realize that you are going the wrong way. So you turn around
With the new walk navigation in Maps, however, this is a thing of the past, because now it is Uses the camera to give you AR instructions. How cool is that very. So great.
This is far from anything Google announced on I / O today - just a few of our favorites. Do you know what everyone thinks we will be talking about in the coming weeks and months.
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