Wear OS, the rebranded version of Android Wear, will likely make its return to Google I/O after being an afterthought in last year’s event. The best part? No Android phone required. Also, you can decide if you want to see more or less of a topic or publisher.
New work profiles and security advancements are also welcome updates for working professionals. Including new gesture controls, adaptive battery life managers, and a new mode to help people put phones down at night and go to sleep.
As for the update itself, the biggest news in Preview 1 was a new design style that was applied to the notification panel, main settings screen, and some system UI bits.
Rumored candidates for the official name include Popsicle, Pineapple Cake, and many variations on Pie.
For those that’ve never used a Beta release of Android before – beware! The feature will use AI to suggest complete sentences in the background as you write an email.
Beta or developer preview, the same rules apply.
Android P will be coming with all these and more.
Android Things is a project that evolved from Brillo with all the features of previous OS “Internet of things”.
Google Assistant and Google Lens Since the past few months, Google has been focusing on Assistant – its voice-enabled virtual assistant. However, it’s the new gesture controls we’re really excited about.
What do you think of the JBL LINK BAR? A Facebook shareholder has pushed its board to create a risk committee that will study the potential financial harm to Facebook if its product leads to depression or other mental health problems. Other apps available for download from the Google Play Store have been optimized and adapted for Android-based vehicle infotainment systems. The company is launching support for digital subscriptions in Actions (Google Assistant’s voice apps), as well as a variety of tools to help developers promote their Actions, and engage their users.
Google’s AI will also be responsible for separating content into news, opinion and analysis. But that’s not surprising: Google rarely reveals that information at its developers conference, saving the naming announcement for later in the summer, closer to the actual release date.
In fact, Pixel owners will run into bugs, there’s no question about that. Pichai said that users will no longer have to say “Hey Google” every single time they need something, allowing for actual back-and-forth conversations.
Huffman also said that heard parents complain that Google Assistant is trains children to be bossy, because they expect the digital assistant to always give them what they want. “If you’re charitable, you say it’s early”, said Richard Kramer of Arete Research.
Seven non-Google brands are compatible with the beta, including Essential, Oppo, Nokia, Sony, Xiaomi, Vivo and OnePlus. Not just the Pixel and Pixel 2.