Google Reveals Some New Features Coming in Android O
11:25, May 18, 2017
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On the software side, Pichai said Google is working on developing neural nets capable of developing their own neural nets in an automated process he described as machines "learning to learn".
Using AI, Gmail will now suggest phrases for your replies, based on its interpretation of your conversation. As for video, Google Home will soon have support for HBO NOW, CBS All Access, and HGTV.
The Google Play Developer Console first arrived in October 2012 (the company is dropping "Developer" from the name today to denote that it's used by more than just developers nowadays).
The differences are subtle but significant, said Gartner research vice president Brian Blau. "We've been using voice as an input across many of our products". The company emphasized it wants to help them improve app performance, manage releases, reach a global audience, and growth their business.
With those personalized improvements, however, will come an even greater demand for data from Google services.
Meanwhile, If not quite a billion, more than 800 million people now actively use Google Drive, while more than 500 million people are actively using Google Photos.
The company also announced Actions on Google today, a new platform that will support third party integrations that will allow users to make transactions through Assistant.
Google is launching a new Android Assistant App Directory, aiming to make Google Assistant-compatible apps easier to find as well as allow users to more seamlessly integrate their favorite apps with the AI. Google claims the feature will be smart enough so that you could auto-share only specific photos - say, of your kids - to your partner or a friend.
Consumers looking for big gadget announcements out of the conference, however, may have been disappointed.
Google provided a peek at the software's upcoming features Wednesday during its annual conference for computer programmers.
Google's autofill feature on Android is enhanced to work across the Android system instead of just being limited to Google Chrome.
Many of Google's products are vying against similar offerings from Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. Google scans for malicious code and automatically disables applications that are created to harm the device.
The question remains though as to whether these features will be enough to eat into a market that is arguably controlled by Alexa.