Google Play Protect is built into every Android device with Google Play and uses the latest in advanced machine learning technology to identify threats and automatically keep them off your device.
"Android O" is aimed to make phone startup quicker and apps faster, with added optimisations for developers to help prevent your battery from draining. Hoffman announced that Assistant will now be able to understand typing and over the next few months you'll see some more nifty Assistant features. Instead, you just say "Okay Google", and the assistant comes to life on phones, Google Homes and other devices.
More features are coming to Android O, but Google will reveal them progressively as its launch approaches later this summer.
Google Lens, which will be available in the upcoming Android O and in Google's new VR headset uses image recognition to give you information at whatever you may be looking at. The full operating system will begin rolling out properly later this Summer for Google's own devices.
At the Google I/O developer conference in a series of timed announcements, Alphabet disclosed a list of current products or plans to integrate Google's voice-controlled AI platform into consumer hardware.
In a blog post, Google confirmed that it would soon allow USA users to send or receive payments directly using Google Assistant. But who better knows it than Google? Google is working on the artificial intelligence to enhance its Assistant. On your Google Home or Android device, it's as simple as saying "Ok Google, send $10 to Jane for pizza". The company announced it would be coming in the next few months, and will provide free calls to the U.S. and Canada either via a private number or link to your own personal phone number.
Google is also crafting a lighter version of Android, referred to as "Go", designed for maximum performance on low-priced, entry-level smartphones in developing countries where internet bandwidth is lean or expensive. For those that are fond of the digital assistant that Google has baked into the Pixel and Pixel XL, if you ever need to send money to a friend things are about to get a whole lot easier.
Within that channel, publishers can surface TV shows, movies and other content based on their own priorities, highlighting new content or redirecting users to things they have been watching. "As you move through different contexts throughout the day, you will be able to continue the same conversation". Google is also planning to add a filter for commute times to help you decide whether an open position is really worth spending an hour in traffic.