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Google I/O 2017 News Update: Android O, DayDream VR And Google Pixel 2 Are Expected Launches

Google I/O 2017 News Update: Android O, DayDream VR And Google Pixel 2 Are Expected Launches

As of this week, Android is now active on more than two billion devices, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Wednesday. Google has set up carrier billing options in its Play store in 55 countries with 140 telecom partners.

Google I/O 2017 is happening this week, the annual developer conference where Google spills the beans on what's coming down the line with its software and hardware. Typically, the cheaper Android phones are of low quality and can not handle the specifications needed for a lot of the Android apps.

Google is doing all it can in its power to ensure that our Android devices stay secure.

Google is releasing its voice-controlled assistant on a free app designed for iPhone's operating system on Wednesday. As far as data costs is concerned, Android Go puts data management front and center and allows users to see how much data they have left during a particular billing period. It will support Apple's native Mail app, though, which is great considering Gmail also got a nice update of its own.

Dovetailing with the new texting feature, Google's improved the Assistant with native Google Lens integration. Even if you don't have Google Home, you can use Google Assistant on your smartphones. A dot plopped on a home screen app means you have a notification from it; long-pressing the app's icon will pop the notification details up right there, over the icon.

Google added features to its internet-connected Home speaker - such as hands-free calling.

Google has decided to make it easier for users to make payments.

According to LG, it will roll out support for Google Assistant sometime this month. Google also designed the service to minimize data usage on bandwidth-hungry services like YouTube. Existing Android TV devices have a home screen that features one row of content recommendations from a variety of apps and services, and otherwise a bunch of shortcuts to different apps. Once it stumbles across something that does not abide with Google's guidelines, Play Protect will help you get rid of the app from your device altogether. This feature is not limited to videos, and it may be able to run games and other apps as well. Titled the Play Console Dashboard, the utility will show the issues that cause battery drain, crashes and slowdown in the UI. Android O will include a number of new features, like autofill, redesigned settings and downloadable fonts.

For starters, Google will be refining every latest version of Android (starting with the "O" release) itself for devices running on 1 GB of RAM or less.

"46% of US employers say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions", explained Pichai. In fact, Google has chose to make an Android Go version for all Android operating systems beginning with Android O.

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