Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Google Targets India With Android Go, A Lighter Version Of Android


The user will be asked to login to their Google account.

That being said, Google will be looking to target Indian handset manufacturers like Micromax, Lava, and Karbonn to develop smartphones with Android GO.

Google has built a new Jobs feature in search, which will show results around job search.

When you dive into the revamped battery settings menu, the first thing you will notice is the lack of a graph. However, the company's new "Project Treble" initiative (see below) should mean that fans without a Google-made device won't have to wait as long to get it as with previous versions. It bakes features directly into Google's mobile operating system that are designed specifically for cheap phones, including software to manage cellular data costs.

Meanwhile all voices are treated equally and perhaps it would benefit from a fingerprint reader to confirm some requests, unless you opt to disable this extra security measure. To launch Siri on your iPhone, you just click the home button for a couple of seconds. In a way it is, but it's also so much more.

Over the next few months, Google Home users will be able to ask Assistant to connect them to mobile phones and landlines in the USA and Canada for free, Huffman and Chandra wrote. Apple doesn't allow rival voice assistants.

For the purposes of this guide, we're focusing on how Google Assistant on the iPhone compares to Siri on the iPhone. Although, it is expected that Android Go phones could come some time after final release of the Android O, which is expected to be around October when Google launches new Pixel phones. Here's to hoping that we hear more about what's going on with this update soon. If you need help or what to know more about what Google Assistant can do, just ask: "What can you do?"

But eventually, it will be integrated into other Google products as well, Pichai said. This adds 5 more markets to the 10 where Google already had its payments service up and running. (Google says Apple Music is again an exception).

A new service called Google Lens will give Assistant a new power.

In addition to optimizing Android O for lower-end devices, Google is also tweaking other apps such as YouTube, Google Play, Chrome, and Gboard to use less memory, storage space, and mobile data, Burke said. That means we'll be able to train the phone's camera on a flower or a building, and it'll tell us what it is, or translate text from a foreign language without a special app. This makes your work easy and you don't have to be searching for family photos to group them.

Not only are the shapes different, but users often complained the icons were so small it was hard to tell what emotion someone was trying to convey - making it hard, for example, to tell the difference between the crying emoji and the laugh/crying emoji.

At I/O, Google announced Google.ai-which is maybe less of an actual thing than a statement (and accompanying website) created to remind the world of the company's ambitious and far-flung efforts in AI.

When it arrives mid-year, talking to Google's attentive benchtop speaker will be more about striking up a conversation than simply issuing commands.

You can type into the Assistant. You'll likely be able to order a pizza with your voice, rather than opening a separate app on your phone, and it's possible that local supermarkets could also get in on the act.

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