Android P: Biggest changes, eligible devices & more from Google I/O 2018

May 11, 2018, 01:48
Android P: Biggest changes, eligible devices & more from Google I/O 2018

This version includes six new voices - one of which will be that of singer/songwriter John Legend. "We want to be clear about the intent of the call so businesses understand the context". Kedia notes that the new processor will allow for smaller smartwatches with prolonged battery life, as well as improvements to ambient display modes.

"We know the path ahead needs to be navigated carefully and deliberately", he said. "It's in that spirit that we're approaching our core mission", he added. It won't be launching until the fall, so there is plenty of time to get things working before launch. You enable gesture navigation by navigating to Settings System Gestures and toggling "Swipe up on Home button" to On. Similarly in Google Photos, it will now be easier to share a photo instantly via smart, in-line suggestions. This is part of the Google Assistant-powered lineup from JBL, and it is essentially an Android TV-powered sound bar.

If I looked closely - ideally when the auto was stopped or parked - additional metadata could tell me if a particular piece of music or an audiobook had already been downloaded, so that I would know that playback would continue regardless of how strong my cellular connectivity was.

In a blog post, Google says that the new addition - dubbed as smart text selection - can be used to copy recipes, Wi-Fi passwords, and gift card codes to a phone. "The awesome thing is that Assistant can actually understand the nuances of conversation". The new Assistant will now be naturally conversational, visually assistive, and helpful in getting things done.

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Google Photos: When Google recognises a photo of someone who is one of your contacts, it can suggest sending the photo to that person.

Earlier at I/O on Tuesday, Google leaders also announced a new AI technology called Duplex, which helps Google Assistant make calls and schedule appointments for you. Yes, it was Google's own DeepMind that created an AI capable of beating the world's best Go players, but that system had an extremely limited set of abilities.

Machine learning is also at the core of Android P that is built on the key themes of intelligence, simplicity and digital well being. So this is a new form-factor, and that was evident with the demo we got for the LINK BAR here at Google I/O.

The media system will work on the OS Android. "In most cases, these restrictions should not introduce new issues for existing apps, but we recommend removing these requests from your apps".

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Finally, Pichai wants to push Google's AI capabilities to enhance digital well-being and allow users to achieve a desired balance with technology.

Google announced a slew of major new features for Android P at yesterday's I/O 2018 keynote. Even if you've never experimented with using beta software before, it's not hard to get up and running.

Do Not DisturbThe updated DND mode also disables visual notifications, not just calls and audible notifications. Once they're released later this month, you'll be able to play games on iOS or Android devices while they're rendered by a PC connected to the same network.

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