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

Google will also be adding support for music streaming services such as Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer music services, among others. When the app recognizes someone in a picture who you may know it will automatically suggest sending the pic to that friend or group of friends in your social network (based on connections in Gmail and the Google Photos app).

Google's Product and Engineering teams are still hammering out the details of the calling feature before it's rolled out to the public, so we do not have a full understanding yet of how it works. Some folks say that they're no longer getting an "unsupported in this build" error message for Android Pay, but others say that they're still unable to actually use the app.

Google I/O is ostensibly about the future of Android, but that changed in 2016 when CEO Sundar Pichai put the AI-powered Google Assistant and machine learning at the forefront, a trend that continued at this year's show. Rather, Google is pushing hard to turn Android developers into Google Assistant developers, Google Home Actions developers, and web developers using the latest tools available in Chrome. After this, you can use the assistant.

When launching Google Play and heading over to the "My apps & games" screen, you'll see the package immediately scan for anything abnormal. As Google's showing, that can be completely fine: it's able to have an even bigger impact on the way our phones are used by delivering some app updates instead.

Google is working on rolling out a global experience, but for the time being expect some features to remain a US-only exclusive at launch. The command has to go something like, "OK Google, ask Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 350 degrees".

Features-wise, Google Home is now clearly ahead of Echo.

More significant is how contextual battery stats have become in Android O. When you enter the battery settings menu, it now displays the amount of drain as a percent and the amount of time each app was in the foreground. While these features are also going to be carried forward on the Google Home smart speaker. If you happened to miss any of the stories from Google I/O's second day, you can find them all in the links down below. The Google Assistant was a much more refined version of the company's Google Now, and allows you to search or request for information in a conversational manner.

We're excited for Google Home to come to Australia, and we'll be bringing you any news on the launch as soon as we can. It is Google's product and its own estimation of its target audience.

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