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Google Assistant To Get Third-Party Action Support On Phones

Google Assistant To Get Third-Party Action Support On Phones

Currently, Google Assistant is being used on over 100 million Android devices worldwide. That includes Facebook's Oculus unit, offerings from HTC and Microsoft and potentially even Acer or HP.

Google says that Android Go will basically be a lightweight version of the upcoming Android O, but created to run on smartphones that have 1 GB, or even 512 MB, of RAM. The next version of Android, available to the mass market later this year, aims to gauge and control how much battery life your apps are using.

Dave Burke, Google's vice president of engineering for Android, also took the stage at I/O to give an update on Android O. The upcoming Android OS version is based on two core features: Fluid Experiences and Vitals.

Google added features to its internet-connected Home speaker - such as hands-free calling.

With hands-free calling, Google is letting Home users call anyone's mobile or landline within the United States or Canada. Although I/O has always been a conference where Google reaches out to developers, and hence mostly makes announcements related to its software platforms, this time the company is expected to announce new virtual reality (VR) hardware.

Apart from that, Google might also announce plans to integrate Assistant into GE home appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, washers and dryers.

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Google's developer conference kicks off tomorrow in Mountain View, Calif.

Google is once more encouraging to have made significant advances in power-optimization on account of a new set-up component that'll limit what applications can run when they aren't up front.

Google is adding platform support for autofill meaning that you can select an autofill app, similar to the way you may have selected keyboard apps in the past, which stores and secures user data such as usernames and passwords. Now that is a massive scale to operate at, and as Pichai humbly stated, Google is proud to serve such a vast user base. Just to recall, a year ago at the same event Google made major announcements like the Allo and Duo apps, Google Home, the Assistant, Daydream VR, Android Wear 2.0, Instant Apps and more. It will host popular applications, like Google Maps and Spotify, but also control vehicle features like seat positioning and temperature. Google is releasing its voice-controlled assistant on a free app designed for iPhone's operating system - basically competing with Apple's assistant on her own turf. Now everyone with an Android device can see how recently their apps have been scanned, or even initiate a new scan, with Google Play Protect.

Last February, Google announced that that its Assistant will be available to non-Pixel smartphones. When Amazon launched a competing offering past year, Shutterfly shares slumped more than 10 percent in a day. As Variety notes, Google could either provide a limited preview for the headset or choose to keep its unveiling under wraps for a future event.

Google said it's working on bringing the voice assistant to Android Auto.

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