Google’s annual I/O developer conference kicked off at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Google I/O 2018 is the annual Google developer conference of 2018. It is Google’s biggest event of the year till now. Here are the top 4 announcements at Google I/O 2018:
Android P at Google I/O 2018:
Google is known to introduce its new Android versions for users at the Google I/O. The Android P beta will be available for Google’s own Pixel devices, and also smartphones from seven other OEMs. The new Android version includes a lot of new features. Android P also got a new and refreshed look. The new Android version says goodbye to the three-button navigation system available for previous versions. Google is replacing the standard navigation icons with gestures and creating a native support for notch.
There was also an announcement about Google’s cloud-based photo service Google Photos. It is already using a bunch of new and smart AI features. At the I/O 2018, Google also introduced new AI tools that will allow improved image recognition. The AI will also deliver suggestions to enhancing the images for the users. With new updates, Google Photos will also allow users to color their old black and white photos. The app can now also automatically recognize documents and images to help users easily convert them into PDFs.
Google recently also rolled out a new User Interface (UI) for Gmail. The email service is now getting a slew of new AI-based features. Google introduced a new “Smart Compose” feature at the I/O 2018. This new feature will help users to auto-complete their emails as they type. Gmail’s will be rolling out the new features for users over the next few weeks. The new feature will also be available for G suite customers in the coming weeks.
Google introduced a new technology initiative which is aimed to help users curb their addiction to their smartphones. The company has introduced a set of tools that help users control their time spent on applications. The Dashboard is meant to show how users are spending their time on the device.Users can even set time limits for individual apps. This will help them to cut back on compulsively staring at their phone at any moment of downtime.