Now known as Android P, the new software will also use AI heavily to help streamline battery use to only the most frequently used apps. But it wasn't a full-fledged operating system. But now you can build a Routine from scratch, so you can basically throw any Google Assistant action into your new Routine. The I/O conference is held annually and is a place where Google shows off its latest and greatest software products. Today at Google IO it's been revealed that Lens is ready to invade your camera app too. And later this year, Google will let you time up Routines as well.
At this conference, we expect Google to disclose the remaining features also. Last year, Google discarded their Project Tango and started to focus on its ARCore initiative. Google may also announce updates for Project Tango, which brings VR and AR technology to smartphones.
Reportedly, Google is working on a gaming service along with a dedicated device.
Other big announcements away from Android could include some updates to Google Photos with the firm devoting a whole session to this service. The company has already launched two Daydream VR headsets, including one that works as a standalone device.
In the next few months, the Assistant will be integrated with Google Maps so that you can send text messages, play music, obtain information and get things done by interacting with it without leaving the navigation screen. At the ongoing Google I/O 2018 keynote, the search giant announced a couple of features that makes talking to Google Assistant more natural and human.
Global support for Google Assistant is also expanding, and the digital assistant will be available in 30 languages and 80 countries before the end of the year.
Mr Pichai unveiled features that use machine learning to understand user habits and help them switch off from their phone when necessary. One of Google's examples involves encountering an interesting lamp and using Lens to find other lamps that are similar - not necessarily identical - in style, with shopping links inserted where they're appropriate.