Android has grown to become a massive platform. It has 2 billion monthly active users and that number will only continue to grow. Today, Google announced two big updates to their upcoming version of the wildly popular operating system: Android O.
At the Google I/O 2017, Google announced a whole bunch of new updates for their favourite AI, the Google Assistant. But they also announced something that many probably didn’t expect: The Google Assistant can now help you from your iPhone.
Oh boy, I wonder how Siri feels about this.
Today, at the Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google announced a brand new feature for Gmail on iOS and Android. It’s called Smart Reply and it’s exactly what its name suggests. Read the rest of this entry »
That’s right, Google wants to get rid of traditional password protection completely on Android. How you ask? with something called Trust API.
Google unveils their take on the home personal assistant — Google Home. It is a fully voice controlled hub that lets you enjoy music and entertainment throughout your entire house, manage everyday tasks and ask Google what you want to know.
We have a date! CEO Sundar Pichai announces that Google’s next Innovation in the Open event will be delivered on May 18th till the 20th and be held at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View (Google HQ).
Taking to Google+, Pichai mentions that their decision to hold the developer event at the place that started it all off to mark the 10th anniversary of the gathering. And you can bet the 10th conference will have some great innovations to put on stage.
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Announced during the Google I/O in May earlier this year, Google has finally begun the gradual rollout of its new Google Maps offline navigation feature. Users can expect to see this feature in the latest version of the Google Maps app which will allow users to save locations, search, and access the app’s turn-by-turn navigation offline.
As good as all of this sounds, there is a slight catch though.
Good news for people who have bad lines, Google will soon be implementing offline search in the Google Maps app which will be massively helpful for people with spotty internet connections.
Offline functionality will basically allow users to enjoy offline turn-by-turn voice navigation instructions with the offline support hitting devices later this year. Also joining this is the YouTube Offline option that will be available in India, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam that will allow you to download and keep videos on your device for up to 48 hours.
On top of this, Google is working towards data usage optimization while using Chrome so data consumption will be reduced by as much as 80 percent. Overall the new features will hopefully ease the data burden on devices that are stuck with expensive plans or bad connections so at least you can get home in one piece.