There's also a new "Shush" feature puts your phone into Do Not Disturb mode automatically when you lay it face-down.
As well as a revamp of the underlying technology, there are also changes in presentation. The most exciting development is that Google Assistant now has six voices to choose from. Just continue talking in a natural back and forth, as you would with a human. For Google, the Assistant is its most forward-facing effort in the space to showcase the work it has accomplished in machine learning and neural networks. Another feature, called Looking to Listen, upgrades closed-captioning on TV by identifying multiple speakers and transcribing the words for deaf people.
Google Assistant remained the biggest update. "The unbelievable thing is that Assistant can actually understand the nuances of conversation". "Someday soon, your Google Assistant might be able to help with tasks that still require a phone call, like booking a haircut or verifying a store's holiday hour", Pichai wrote.
During the Google IO 2018, the company stated that the Google Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages across 80 countries by the end of this year.
Android P is now in Beta so you won't be able to download it just yet, however if previous years are anything to go by you will only have to wait a few months before the company releases it to the wider public. This update is a "pre-release" edition of Android P, and should be treated as such.
Intelligence, naturally, is a nod to artificial intelligence (AI), as a lot of the new features are powered by Google's AI tech. AI will be the core of Android P. It focuses on Intelligence, Simplicity and Digital Well-being.
Google is introducing a navigation system feature with its Google Maps app that uses augmented reality to help guide people to their destination. Gmail is getting an autocomplete feature that uses machine learning to offer suggestions for finishing half-completed sentences.
This is the most awaited part of the Google I/O 2018. It will also display the time spent on various apps. There's sections for technology, business, sports, entertainment and others.
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How many times you have unlocked?
Time limits can be set for apps and when they run out, app icons will turn gray.
Google Lens also got a few upgrades.
Smart text selection allows for identification of text in an image.
The Google Photos app aims to get smarter about suggesting who you might want to share photos with. Basically, your phone will keep an eye on when and how much you adjust the brightness level throughout the day and in the future, update it to match your habits. On the whole, Google News has got a major revamp this year.
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Once you've decided that you want to download the software, you need to double-check that your phone will be compatible.