Android O Developer Preview 2 Launched

Angelica Greene
May 19, 2017

However, sometimes the users might not even feel like speaking with the AI and then they can simply type their demands to the Google Assistant by typing on the keyboard button which will available once you open the AI.

One potentially unsettling new feature in Photos will let you automatically share some or all of your photos with other people. Point the camera at the Wi-Fi details on the bottom of a router and you'll be automatically connected to the network. It will first be available as part of Google's voice-controlled digital assistant - which bears the straightforward name "Google Assistant" - and Photos app.

Google Assistant has its limitation as well.

Another key feature coming to Assistant is Google Lens integration. With the Google Translate app, users are able to point their smartphone cameras at text in different languages and see a translation on their screen nearly instantaneously. However, these dots disappear if you swipe the notification from the notification shade.

Paired with Chromecast it'll recommend videos for you to watch, as well as give you visual prompts, such as showing you your weekly calendar, rather than just telling you what's in it.

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It's now more of a smart home companion, with features which make it more like Amazon Echo (no bad thing).

When you've got 2 billion devices running your software, security is never likely to be far from your thoughts.

There's also a neat calling function, which turns Home into a speaker phone with the ability to say "call mum" and it'll call your mum.

Google's had a busy day at its I/O 2017 developer conference, announcing a slew of new features that focus on AI, VR, and Android O. The first public beta of the upcoming OS has now been released for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. Google plans to change that by borrowing some exciting tech from it's more powerful, PC-based brother. They won't need a phone inside them, or to be tethered to a PC. There's also a Smart Text Selection tool which lets individuals select complete addresses and numbers with a double tap. Previously, the assistant worked only on Google's Android software.

We can expect in the full release of the operating system later this Summer.

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