“With Android P, we’ve put a personal emphasis on simplicity by addressing many pain points where we thought, and you told us, the experience was more complicated than it ought to be”, Burke said. This can be through various sectors such as smartphones, laptops, apps, software and even IoT. You can use the camera within Google Maps to get exact directions and landmarks. Google Research will now be called Google AI, and the company is wasting no time (none!) in putting all their dollars – of which they have several – behind computer learning. This software update is believed to take centre stage at the Google I/O.
Android P was revealed with new AI features created to make it smarter and easier to use. All the home button’s features are still there.
In the center, there’s a single “pill” button. It’s all in an effort to encourage polite conversation and it could be helpful if you want to teach your children about manners. Essentially, this only shows up when you’re within an app, and disappears in places like the home screen, where it couldn’t be used anyway.
For changes, Google lists Smart Text Selection. The back button is still there but not as a global key; it instead appears to only show up in certain contexts, such as the new recent apps screen and particular applications. Now, Google, which didn’t have the same UI problem to fix, confirmed that Android P will have a new navigation system that’ll look a lot like the iPhone X’s gestures. Lens is also getting three new features in the coming weeks. For example, “I haven’t seen you” might be autocompleted to “I haven’t seen you in a while and I hope you’re doing well”. Also, you can request it to play music from YouTube without leaving the navigation screen. It’s a developer API that will let developers present users with a “slice” of an app that only gives the functionality that’s needed.
The new Google News app uses the best of artificial intelligence to find the best of human intelligence – the great reporting done by journalists around the globe, the company writes. You will be able to see top headlines from various sources, videos, local news reports, FAQs, social commentary, and a timeline for stories that have played out over time.
Google News is getting refreshed with new features, the company announced at the I/O 2018 developers conference. For example, saying “What’s the weather like in NY and in Austin?” will give you the weather in NY and in Austin.
The most anticipated update at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, was Android P. Given that a billion+ users use Android-powered devices, this is to be expected, especially as Android P is the next major update to Google’s ubiquitous OS. A notification will pop up when you hit your limit, and the icon of the app itself will be grayed out once you’ve passed it.
An improved Do Not Disturb feature will include something code-named “Shush!”, which lets you flip your phone over on a table to turn off all audible and visual notifications.