Each year, Google announces the latest version of Android at its I/O developer conference. Finally, with app actions, your phone will predict which app tasks you'll want to do. Here are the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. Until now, all data is encrypted by Google in a way that the company can still access it.
Starting off with performance, Google has tweaked requirements to enable Android TV to run on lower-end devices with Android P.
Google Duplex, now under development, is the company's attempt to enhance its voice recognition technology, with the end goal of creating a virtual assistant that is able to have natural conversations with humans. Instead, you will only do it once.
The Google Assistant provides a central voice interface for the auto that allows drivers to control in-car functions such as air conditioning, and use apps to play music and send messages.
Furthermore, the tech giant demonstrated a Google Assistant talking and coping with someone at work who was confused by straightforward questions. It will make calls and talk to the person on the other end to schedule appointments and book reservations for you. While this functionality is still in the development phase, the company said that it would be releasing it as an experiment soon. Driven by Google's idea of "Digital Well Being", the update will look to use AI to give Android customers a more simplified operating system by creating a profile on each of us.
Electronic Arts confirms they're pushing more loot boxes on gamers, because money
But on the internet, where there's a will (and money) there's a way. It is working with regulators to be able to keep them in games. EA argues that FUT packs aren't gambling for two reasons.
Google has included devices from Sony, Xiaomi, Nokia, Oppo, Essential, OnePlus and Vivo as part of the Android P testing process so developers and early adopters can use the new version of Android and offer feedback. It supports text recognition, barcode scanning, face detection, image labeling, and landmark recognition. This option first rolled out a few months ago but now Google officially announced it at the Google I/O.
In two demonstrations, a realistic-sounding automated voice used pauses and "ums" and "mmm-hmms" to sound more human during interactions with people.
Colorize old black and white photos automatically. If you get chosen, Google will reach out to you. It'll engage with you, but it's hardly the most natural conversationalist.