Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Google shifts mobile focus to apps, digital assistant at conference

There was nearly nothing said about Android Wear, Google's play for wearables. He added that the company is using machine learning and deep learning in all its products, from search to data centres, and Cloud to Google Assistant.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesAmazon and Google are now in the early stages on an epic battle to control your home, the effects of which will be be felt for years to come.

Likewise, Google is also starting a new program called "Building for Billions" through which developers will be able to build apps optimized for Android Go. After all, Google said it supports calling out with a private number, by default, and it will also provide the option to link your mobile number to Google Assistant. Amazon recently announced a similar feature, but calling is limited to owners of Echo devices unlike Google which will let users call mobiles, landlines in the USA and Canada as well.

Another tool in Google Photos will prompt you to share photos you take with people you know. One of the most heavily covered topics of the day was Google Home, the standalone assistant and Bluetooth speaker designed for the living room. The new operating system will definitely improves battery life and security, according to the announcements made.

The new operating system will also have Notification Channels, which will make more important notifications such as email from work much easier to see.

As announced at Google I/O 2017, the Google Assistant is all set to get a major visual upgrade.

So for starters, Google Assistant will be getting a much broader range of language support over the summer, including support for French, German, Portugese and Japanese.

It comes as part of Google Photos and the AI-powered virtual assistant Google Assistant, and will be available later this year, according to Business Insider. You can also call your own personal contacts, as long as your contacts are synced with your Google Account. For now, the Google Assistant is available for iPhone owners only in the United States.

At the moment, that missing piece of not assigning a phone number to the Google Home will prevent that, but it's a taste of the beginning of the end. That includes smartphones, tablets, Android TV, Android wearable devices. By analyzing app behavior, Google is able to identify suspicious software that may have slipped through the net or has been installed from outside of the Pay Store.

Google Photos Introduced two years ago, Google Photos now have more than 500 million users every month.

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