IPhone users, will you be using Google Assistant?

Yolanda Curtis
May 20, 2017

It is an optimization of the latest release of Android, starting with Android O, to run smoothly on entry-level devices.

Plus, let's face it, Siri has shortcomings, and Google would be silly not to want to try and fill those gaps.

Other services are launching alongside Android Go, including YouTube Go, which will allow you to watch YouTube videos offline (a feature previously reserved for YouTube Red subscribers), meaning you can download them using Wi-Fi and won't be using as much data while you're out and about.

The "Find My Device" app lets you view the last location of your devices, lock them, or even erase if missing.

Google has also unveiled the next generation of its Tensor Processing Units - specialised compute hardware used in machine learning tasks. Name aside, Google did give us a rough idea of what the new OS will bring to the table earlier this year but it looks like there were more than Google were hiding from us.


The feature is rolling out in the U.S.in the coming weeks.

In addition to making it easier to implement mobile payment support, the Google Payment API includes a feature that makes it easier to for users to add loyalty programs to Android Pay. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more odd that he should support Stockport County.

At the moment, that missing piece of not assigning a phone number to the Google Home will prevent that, but it's a taste of the beginning of the end.

As announced at Google I/O 2017, the Google Assistant is all set to get a major visual upgrade. With the new Suggesting Sharing, users will now be recommended to share their pictures with the people that are present in the picture.

Google added a new feature to point-and-shoot smartphone cameras, introducing the point-and-tell Google Lens on Wednesday.


A cool demonstration at Google I/O 2017 showed the ability to use Google Assistant to order food from Panera, and pay for it in-app. Google Photos is getting unbelievable additions this time.

VR is the future: Google has announced that upcoming VR headsets, in partnership with HTC and Lenovo, will not need a smartphone or a PC to power the VR experience' users will just have to put it on and it will start working. The new features are available today in the Android O Developer Preview 2.

The company is also gaining traction with its photo app, which now reaches 500 million users regularly, Pichai said.

Google Assistant might have made its debut at Google I/O 2016, but this year's event was its real coming-out party.


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