Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Google Assistant Moving Into GE, LG, Whirlpool Appliances

Google Assistant Moving Into GE, LG, Whirlpool Appliances

It's largely a cosmetic change and it's possible that some users will not even notice the design change in Android emojis more if your phone manufacturer already personalizes their icon set (like LG and Samsung, for example).

Google held its 2017 I/O conference yesterday where it showcased its new projects and roadmaps for products like Google Home, Google Assistant, and Android.

Google Assistant works well with Google's own apps. The beta, a step in the months-long rollout of the latest version of Android, shows off the key features that Google has baked into the operating system for developers and consumers.

Google has said that it will continue rolling out Instant Apps to more and more countries, though exact dates and countries was not listed.

Going forward, Google says every Android release will have a Go version.

It means Google is yet again attempting to make a budget Android platform, and by the looks of things, Android Go mirrors the original goal of Android One: to create a passable Android ecosystem that can run on less powerful smartphones. Companies will also be able to develop Android apps for loyalty, coupon and gift card redemption using a new Google collaboration with Clover.

Assistant on the phone is getting feature parity with Google Home.

He explained that you can simply point your smartphone's camera at any flower and it will be able to identify the species. Android can recognize phone numbers, addresses, and the names of businesses, and will offer quick actions like launching the dialer, Google Maps or Gmail depending on what's selected.

In the same way that Google had to rethink its computational architecture and build data centers from the ground up to deal with the mobile revolution, the company is now in the midst of re-architecting them for AI and machine learning, Google's CEO said. Google Assistant on iPhones doesn't have this level of integration, making it a non-starter in the auto. Google Lens will also be integrated into Google Assistant to allow users to converse with the Assistant using photos. With that kind of loyalty, Google Assistant doesn't stand much of a chance of gaining any traction on iOS any time soon.

On stage, Samat demonstrated a novel way for Android users to track their mobile data usage and even pay their monthly or pre-paid mobilephone bills via Google Play. Some of the unveiled products won't be out until later this year. Streamlining each real part will enable the handset to work a ton better with regards to day to day activities and most clients who buy items in this value extend never go past calling, searching the web and watching videos, two of which are done using Google's services.

Wednesday's keynote takes place at an outdoor theater near the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters.

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