18 May Google announces Google Assistant for iPhone, Google Lens, Google Home and more
Mobile Phone Apps and Artificial Intelligence are becoming center to engage with users in a revolutionary new way. People today use are using more of mobile devices to browse internet, search things they like thus to give them best experience smarter companies are moving towards Mobile App development and App marketing. Google discusses on this to optimize Android OS and device more to the modern needs of the customers combing Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to enhance lifestyle of people.
At a Google Annual Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Sundar Picha, CEO Google and other Google executives, announced new features for its digital assistant covering all the Google devices and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system. This was an exclusive event by Google for the developers to tell more about Google and its upcoming products.
The new announcements that were touched upon by Google Include:
1) They are starting with a new initiative called ‘Google Lens‘. Google Lens is set of vision based computer capabilities that can understand what you are looking at and help you take action based on that information. So, now just use Google assist.
2) The Android O beta is live and is now available to download on your Pixel or Nexus devices. This Android Beta Program gives developers an opportunity to try out pre-release versions of Android and provide feedback.
3) Notification dots make Android’s notifications smarter, with the ability to long-press on icons in the launcher to preview details of that app’s alerts.
4) Auto-fill with Google lets you take the pain out of setting up a new phone or tablet, letting you bring usernames and passwords saved through Chrome on the web, or older phones, into apps you’re setting up on a new device. In Android O, on-device machine learning can automatically select phrases, names, addresses and phone numbers by double-tapping anywhere the item.
5) Android Wear 2.0 is launching on watches from 24 of the world’s top watch manufacturers. And in the living room, this year, Google will be bringing the Assistant to Android TV, with a new launcher UI.
6) A new special version of TensorFlow, called TensorFlow Lite, will help developers work with neural nets to for smarter AI-enabled capabilities.
7) Google Play Protect — an extension of the Verify Mobile Apps— codifies many of the security features that have been in Google Play for the past several years. Google scans 50 billion apps per day to keep harmful stuff out of the Play Store.
8) Google announced Android Go, a new platform focusing on optimizing the latest release of Android for low-speed, low-cost devices. There’ll be a new set of Google apps using less memory and data, and a version of the Play Store that highlights apps suitable for Go devices.
9) Google’s “Building for Billions” initiative will help developers work to best practices for creating apps targeting emerging markets.
11) A new kind of Daydream VR device is coming — standalone VR headsets with components built specifically for VR. Partners include Qualcomm, which makes the reference headset. The first standalone consumer Daydream headsets will come from HTC and Lenovo, coming later in the year.
12) In the world of augmented reality, ASUS’s Tango-enabled ZenFone AR will be launching summer.
13) Google announced its Visual Positioning Service — VPS — which can help you find specific objects in the real world, relying on key visual feature points. For example, you might be able to find a specific kind of screwdriver in a hardware store. And Expeditions will help bring AR to the classroom with interactive educational experiences.
14) Google.ai is the company’s new AI platform for developers, allowing them to build machine learning applications in the cloud. Google.ai uses neural nets to design neural nets as part of a reinforcement learning approach, and Google is already using it in healthcare and pathology.
15) Google Home will be launched this summer in Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Japan. Proactive assistance will be coming to Google Home — for example, Google Home might light up, prompting you to ask Google what’s up, to notify you you’ll need to leave earlier to reach your next appointment. Proactive assistance will be coming to Google Home — for example, Google Home might light up, prompting you to ask Google what’s up, to notify you you’ll need to leave earlier to reach your next appointment.
16) Handsfree calling will be coming to Google Home, with free calls to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. And thanks to multi-user support, asking Home to “call mom” will call the right person depending on who’s asking.
17) Bluetooth support will be coming to Google Home too, effectively turning it into Bluetooth speaker for iOS and other devices.
18) Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube told keynote attendees that viewers watched 1 billion hours of content on the video platform in 2016. 360-degree video is coming to YouTube’s TV app, including live 360 video. Using the TV remote, you can pan around the video.
19) Google for Jobs uses Google’s AI to match applicants to jobs. 46% of employers have openings and issues finding talent, Sundar Pichai told attendees, “Google for Jobs is a commitment to use our products to help people find work.” The Cloud jobs API was announced back in November, and is being used by FedEx, Carrier, Johnson & Johnson — the latter found 18% more applicants using the API.
There is much more to come. Looks like google is dedicated in building a AI, VR and AR ecosystem around the people keeping them connected with web and sharing information to impart intelligence.