Google kicks off I/O with news of 2B Android devices

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

Well, Google took it one step further today and announced availability for Canada, Austrailia, France, Germany, and Japan coming this summer. So-called "wise" limits will gauge and control how much battery life your apps are using.

Chromebook - The company has been planning to create a new operating system for its netbook-type devices called Andromeda that integrates the Android mobile application with its Chrome operating system.

The move extends the potential reach of Google's assistant, which debuted last fall on the company's Pixel phone and an internet-connected speaker called Home.

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai will be announcing all during his 90-minute keynote at 6pm United Kingdom time, which will be live-streamed here .

Google's partners Audi and Volvo have already been mentioned, with new cars expected to come with Android Auto built in.

It is not expected that Google will announce any new hardware device at the I/O event; Google usually reveals such devices in the hardware event that is held during the fall every year. If you're not one of the roughly 7,000 people likely to be in attendance, don't fret-you can still watch Google's keynote address from the comfort of your computer or smartphone.




Google said it is launching Google For Jobs, an effort that aims to pull in contextual data from multiple products, use machine learning and connect the labor pool to employers across various skill levels.

Most noticeably, all Android O devices that come with Google Play preinstalled will also ship with a new app called Google Play Protect.

Scott Huffman, the vice president of engineering for Google Assistant, told Google I/O conference attendees in Mountain View, California that both features were immediately ready for download.

We're also anticipating the announcement of new features for the Google Assistant AI and in turn the Google Home smart speaker. In a nutshell, Google Lens uses your phone's camera to take a snapshot of a real-world object and then uses machine learning to identify what it is, like identifying a particular flower or plant.

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc's iPhone, opening up the tool to a key high-end segment of the technology market. Facebook has its own version of this feature in its Moments app.

Google's digital assistant is hoping to outsmart Siri on Apple's iPhone.

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