Monday, 29 May, 2017

Google's Plan to Make Voice Control Work When All Devices Have Microphones

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Frank Williams | 19 May, 2017, 23:16

Within a few hours of the keynote, the company fired back.

Here are what we consider some of the most important bits from the conference. Since the announcement of Google's Photo App, Shutterfly stock has dropped as much as 4.8%. Many will be using low-priced or second-hand phones and their data access may be limited by network coverage or cost.

It is not clear why Google's messaging on implicit broadcasts is split in this fashion, but clearly some of the company's own employees don't see battery life saving as a primary outcome of these changes.

Google Lens is a smart camera app that can read and actually understand the information within your images. For instance, point the phone at a flower and Assistant will call upon Lens to identify the type of flower. The tool can extract Wi-Fi login and password when you point to a sheet with that information.

The relationship between AI and photos will not stop there, however. Google has been working on this project for several years, and while it won't sell the chips, it will allow any developer to access the power they provide through Google's cloud services.

You can't tap into basic iPhone functions and settings. It may have seemed like a disorganized sprawl, but that diversity is Google's biggest strength, and could give it the edge it needs to win the next generation of computing.

In Android vs iOS debates, something that inevitably comes up is just how incredible efficient iOS is.

The biggest unbelievable news we learned about Android is that there are over 2 billion Android devices already circulating around the world. I've not actually had a chance to actually use it yet, however.

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The update is Daydream 2 .0 Euphrates , and it comes with a couple of features that users will surely appreciate. You will also be able to take a screenshot from the headset and share it on your social timeline.

Executives said the change was necessary not just because of aesthetics. Seven of its products - including Search, YouTube and Maps - have more than 1 billion users each. You can also say "Hey, Siri" if you have more recent hardware.

This is a new configuration of Android - an initiative for entry-level Android devices. Bluetooth support for Google Home will let you play audio from iOS and Android.

Google wants to bring Android to more people around the world.

In fact, voice recognition will allow multiple members of the same family to call from their own numbers using the same device.

Google Assistant, introduced previous year, is now on more than 100 million devices, according to the team's vice president of engineering, Scott Huffman. Now that developers can write Actions for the Assistant, it effectively turns the iPhone into an extension of Google's existing platforms.

We tested Google Assistant on iPhone at Google IO 2017, and walked away as impressed as we were with it on Google Pixel - except for one major flaw.

Google Assistant, the center of its AI efforts, is in a fierce battle with rivals such as Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft Cortana and Apple's Siri to be the top choice for use in smartphones as well as connected homes, cars and a range of other devices.

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