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Google's New Venture 'Android Go' to hit soon

Google's New Venture 'Android Go' to hit soon

GE Appliances announced a deal with Google enabling the USA tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions. However, Google did say that it will arrive soon.

The announcement comes almost a year after GE Appliances unveiled a similar tie-up with Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers.

Google Home will also try to be more proactive, much like it has been doing on Android devices. "That may be true on Google's own devices, like the Pixel smartphone, but the Assistant is hobbled on the iPhone".

Artificial Intelligence, being the theme of the conference, Google announced new offerings across a broad range of services and devices, from the management of photos to providing help from virtual assistants and conducting job searches, all with a layer of AI.




More details about Android O and Android Go are expected to emerge today during the second day of Google I/O. It does let you input calendar appointments, set timers, jot down shopping lists, look up contacts, and get reminders, but all of that functionality works only with Google's own services. Besides, this release of Android will highlight a modified plan of Google applications that are meant to consume lesser data, power, and energy for avoiding any kind of performance issues. If you need help or what to know more about what Google Assistant can do, just ask: "What can you do?" Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don't have to lift a finger.

The bottom line is "the reality for iPhone users is that the Google Assistant will probably never beat Apple Inc.'s Siri on its home turf". Both are aimed at getting more people to use the company's services, even if they live in developing countries and use cheap, older phones. You can easily access Siri by holding down the iPhone's home button, but with Google Assistant (and Cortana, Alexa, and all other third-party assistants), you need to launch a separate app. Not only can you connect to WI-FI by taking a picture of a router's barcode (praise it), you can translate signs in real time (genial!). Previously, the assistant worked only on Google's Android software.

Google Assistant will also be able to schedule appointments and add reminders through Google Home, make hands-free calls with Home, and see visual responses from Assistant on your TV through Chromecast. Of course, over time, it is possible that Apple will open up more functionality to the Google Assistant.

In addition to the inclusion of Android Pay as a payment method on all of their online stores, Weebly is also integrating Google's payment request API for a much faster checkout process altogether when paired with Android Pay as an option for payment. Google's TPUs have now become available on the cloud. Merchants can also get paid through Assistant this way - in Google's demo at I/O they ordered delivery from Panera using the Assistant.


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