Google I/O 2018: John Legend to Voice Virtual Assistant + 6 More KEY Things and Highlights – DAY 1 (Video)

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The first day of Google’s developer conference, I/O, brought lots of interesting announcements and fascinating news. Check out them below. 

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Source: Google

Highlights and most important news 

Google’s annual developer conference, I/O, will take place on May 8-10 and reveal a lot of announcements and great things about  Android, AI, and the smart assistant and many more.

Here is the list of things announced on the first day of the conference.

Android P

The latest version of Android Google has been working on is Android P. Probably, the company will introduce visual and interface design improvements. Also, the new version is focused on privacy settings, the usability of menus and settings screens.

As it was expected, Android P took some of iPhone X gesture design – now some interactions can be performed through gestures. Also, a completely brand new Dashboard is to show you  “how you’re spending time on your device, including time spent in apps, how many times you’ve unlocked your phone, and how many notifications you’ve received.”

You should expect a new update to be launched at the end of summer 2018.

Google News by AI

Google News is an important platform used worldwide, so the company talked about this one too. Google News is getting the huge update and will be completely powered by AI.

According to the company, “it uses artificial intelligence to analyze all the content published to the web at any moment, and organize all of those articles, videos, and more into storylines. It spots the ones you might be interested in and puts them in your briefing.”

Google Lens to copy text from the real world

Now you can point your camera at text in the real world and copy the text to your smartphone. Also, Google introduced a new “style match” feature that is able to scan something the camera and help you buy it from online shops.

Google Maps and AR directions

Google Maps are getting more social and now it’s able to connect you with your friends, show trending cafes and restaurants around your home.

You’ll be able to point your smartphone camera in a direction, and Google will connect AI with Street View data to give you AR directions.

Apology for burger emoji

Google CEO Sundar Pichai opened Google I/O with an apology for Android’s old burger emoji design.

It all started with the innocent tweet of the writer Thomas Baekdal noticing  and Apple place cheese differently. In a few hours Twitter users raising this issue – how right Burger emoji should look – fiery debating the cheese position in burgers.

Gmail to make the drafts for you

Recently, Google showed a new huge update for Gmail and it has some awesome features. Yesterday, Google introduced ‘Smart Compose’ feauture that uses AI “to help you draft emails from scratch, faster.”

For now, it works in a form of the suggestions.

Voice war

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Source: The Verge

Later, Google has been expanding the market for the number of devices supporting Google Assistant, so the company was definitely to introduce some interesting news about the product.

Google Assistant is to get six new voices! And one of them is John Legend’s! It’s not a joke, Google got into a serious war with Apple’s Siri.Google calls that original voice “Holly.”

Moreover, Google was able to amaze the visitors of the conference by its virtual assistant calling a hair salon and making an appointment in a conversation that sounded like two people talking to each other. Future is here.


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