Google I/O: Assistant Gets New Voices And Business Calling, Android P With iPhone X-Style Gestures, And More

Google today hosted its annual I/O conference designed for developers, it announced several new updates and features to its softwares and services. The company shared several news about its AI, machine learning, Android P, as well as its Google News app updates.

To begin, Google Assistant, its own version of Siri, is gaining six new voices, continued conversations that you don't need says OK Google activation phrase, capable of respond to questions that include two requests at once, and make actual phone calls to businesses like book a restaurant reservation.

Next up, the search giant unveiled a revamped Google News app with personalized news suggestions that is based your designated favorite news sources and past reading history, a For You tab recommends the most important headlines and the topics you’re interested in, it will lets you access paid content from subscription news sites, and so on.

More importantly, Google's upcoming software updates designed for Android devices - Android P, will getting iPhone X-style swipe gestures, new Android Dashboard shows how much time you're spending on your phone and individual apps, but also sets time limits, the Do Not Disturb feature to silence calls, notifications, etc.

Other features including new Wind Down mode is designed to set bedtime, Adaptive Battery and Auto Brightness options that learns you use habits, new machine learning tool for developers called ML Kit, and more! Android P beta is available starting today on the Google Pixel and other flagship devices.

For more announcements, visit Google's official blog page

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