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Google I/O 2017: Top 5 things Google will launch soon

20 Mai 2017

Google launched the public beta of the next major version of its mobile operating system, now only known as Android O, at this year's Google I/O developer conference.

With the new version of the Android OS, Google also unveiled yet another new feature: the emoji support library.

While the I/O 2017 event has just begun, we have already identified the top 5 things we've seen from the search engine giant so far - and here they are. Now Pichai has announced Google's next-generation Tensor Processing Unit, a specially designed chip for machine learning that works on the company's TensorFlow platform. For now, the Google Assistant is available for iPhone owners only in the United States.

Adaptive Icons: The special feature of Adaptive icons will allow users to create the icons with different shapes also supports visual effects. Potential downloaders can view and try the apps first so they can have a quick preview.

Android O Beta Google showcased Android O which is now globally available as part of Android O Beta Program. Instead of collaborating with smartphone makers to build a low-cost hardware, Google will offer a lightweight version of Android O. This will essentially allow developers and hardware manufacturers to make cheaper phones, packing low cost components that will still offer a smooth and fluid user experience.

At this stage the app only operates in English, however, Google has announced that new languages will be available soon.

When Google puts on a conference, they definitely make sure to keep the announcements big. Google promises that with these two features combined, users will see significant improvements in battery life, stability, and performance. Point it at a shop sign, and using location info, can give you meaningful information about the business.

Google says that it will be getting a pair of key new partners for its existing Daydream VR headset for smartphones: Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc.

Alexa, Siri scoot over - Google Assistant is here.

During a demonstration on stage at Google I/O 2017 this week, the company's product management director for consumer payments Gerardo Capiel gave an example of how a customer could order and pay through Google Assistant with Panera Bread.

Google hasn't announced an exact release date for the YouTube app update, but the Nvidia Shield TV might be the first Android TV device to come with 360-video support, as speculated by 9To5Google. While it serves a greater goal, the simplest of understanding of what this feature is and how it works is that thanks to the emoji support library, users would no longer face the blank-square issue where they would be met with a blank square due to a missing emoji.

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Google I/O 2017: Top 5 things Google will launch soon