Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Google Expands Voice-Based Assistant Service to Apple's IPhone


There is also the possibility that Android Go will get more users to upgrade their devices, since the concern for many people is lag and problems if they run the newest operating system on a lower-quality or older Android device.

Google says you can also choose to share entire photo libraries or portions of them if you wish. You can play with Find My Device right now by downloading the app from Google Play.

But Google, like Microsoft and even Apple, seems to be focusing developer attention more strongly on software and services rather than exclusively on gadgets, analysts said.

At its Google I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google revealed numerous major new features coming in Android "O".

Prueter said that Google's eventual goal with this channel model was to replace the traditional TV guide, and give users quicker access to the content they want. This includes any Android phones, tablets, and even watches that you own. Here's what Google said it will be adding to Android O, the next major version of this OS, which is expected to ship by the end of 2017.

India's army to get first howitzers in three decades
The two 155mm/39 caliber ultra light howitzers (ULH) is being tested at the Pokhran field firing range in Pakistan. India has now exorcised the ominous Bofors ghost haunting its artillery modernization plans for the last 30 years.

Google's Assistant software, an AI-powered virtual assistant, has also been enhanced with new features. Rebooting your phone can be quite slow, however, but Google wants to change that in Android O. The company announced that the system will reboot twice as fast as compared to Android 7.0 Nougat. Android Go will ship in 2018 for all Android devices that have 1 GB or less of memory. Its wider range stems, in part, from its head start on Google's Home device, which just came out in November. "On Pixel, for example, you'll find in most cases that your boot time is now twice as fast".

At its annual developers conference at an outdoor concert-venue near its main campus in Mountain View, California, Google unveiled its vision for computing centered around artificial intelligence.

The addition of machine learning to existing Google apps will make them smarter to use. So the video will stay with you while you do other things on your device. Executives are also likely to detail plans for expanding the reach and capabilities of a voice-controlled digital assistant now available on some smartphones and an internet-connected speaker called Home.

At its developer conference on Wednesday, Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it's launching the Assistant as an application for Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

Now, Google is drawing upon that treasure trove to teach new tricks to its digital assistant, which debuted past year on its Pixel phone and an internet-connected speaker called Home that is trying to mount a challenge to Amazon's Echo. Many of Google's products are also vying against similar offerings from other tech conglomerates like Amazon and Microsoft.

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