Google I/O 2018: Wear OS DP2 will increase battery life of smartwatchs

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The CEO Sundar Pichai owned the stage while explaining what the company has been working on. These features allow Chrome OS to feel just as natural as a traditional laptop or in newer touch-centric tablet form factors.

Among the new features were notifications to YouTube urging users to take a break after watching a series of videos. With the Google Assistant, users can ask it to help manage daily tasks, access information, control compatible smart home devices including lighting, appliances and much more. Calls from essential people will still go through. While Apple has the ability to push upgrades on all iOS devices at the same time, some manufacturers that use Android are slower to make the changes than others.

Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size. This allows you to launch a specific command within an app without having to first launch the app, similar to how long-pressing the Gmail app on Android gives you the option to jump directly into the compose window. A second swipe up will reveal all the apps on your phone.

There is also a For You tab, which is specifically created to show your interesting communities. The assistant added pauses, "ums" and "mmm-hmms" to its speech in order to sound more human as it spoke with real employees at a hair salon and a restaurant. Google told CNET that the Assistant will "likely tell the person on the other end of the line that he or she is talking to a digital personal assistant". You'll then return to normal and see the top app (or the one on the left if you're in landscape mode) fill the screen.

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Rotation lock is no more an on-or-off switch. The company already has access to nearly everything you do in a day, but should it also know each and every appointment you're setting? Phones using Android P will also learn how to adjust your screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, a change from automatic adjustments based on ambient light levels.

Well if you were excited about trying the new voices yourself, the good news is that you can do so right now! When you tune into music through earphones, it will suggest you resume the album you were last listening to on your music app.

Google has also been able to apply its AI models to large data sets of de-identified patient data to predict with a high degree of accuracy the chances of a patient being readmitted to hospital, average hospital stays and other medical events. Google says Actions will appear in the Google Assistant, Google Search, the Play Store, and smart text selections.

This button is sorely missing from the Android P beta, which introduces a new interface to the home and recent buttons.

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