At the Google I / O 2018 start-up conference, we've learned a few new products related to Google services such as the new Android P, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google News and Google Assistant. Let's see what the vision of the future looks like according to Google.
New in Android P
Google's philosophical approach to the world resulted in the fact that theoretically the most important novelty in Android P is Google Wellbeing and Android Dashboard , which is a set of tools examining our digital habits and indicating pathologies . https://twitter.com/Google/status/993910407193616385 The application collects all possible information about our use of equipment, services and individual programs. If the system thinks that, for example, you've been watching YouTube videos for too long, it will suggest taking a break. In addition, we'll also get the option of including one notification per day, which will send us summary information about any news from a given day. Google has also added such trivia as the timer app , which will allow us to stay in one application for a limited time (of course we set them ourselves). The phone will also automatically switch into the do not disturb mode when we put it down on the screen and also allow it to be automatically activated when we specify the time we want to go to sleep. The night mode will also become smart, as it will learn our habits to activate ourselves at a specific time. The new Android also means new tools for optimizing work time on a single charge. Particular emphasis was placed on the automatic setting of the brightness of the screen . Now the system will manipulate it not only based on the data collected by the light sensor, but also after analyzing the content we view. It supposedly really works, or so the first testers said. The icing on the cake is gesture support , inspired by solutions introduced by Apple. If the virtual back button is left in place, the home key and the so-called The drawer app will be integrated . Touching it will bring us back to the main screen, and dragging your finger up will open the list of applications. Meanwhile, the shift to the right will show us a list of programs working in the background – this time it is horizontal , not vertical. Android P will appear in the first place on smartphones from the Google Pixel family. Google also launched the Android P beta program , which will also be available to users of selected phones from companies such as Sony, Xiaomi or OnePlus. The full list of compatible smartphones is as follows: Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 UD, Essential PH-1, Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2.
Suggested Action in Google Photos
Suggested Action is nothing more than a function using machine learning or if you prefer "artificial intelligence". It has to automatically correct the pictures we have taken. This works, for example, when the photo is underexposed. The program will also be able to color black and white photos , sharpen touched photos and improve colors. What's more, Google Photos will tell us who is on the pictures we have taken and suggest that we should share our work with this person. https://twitter.com/Google/status/993902995514458113 This is not all. Google's algorithms also recognize document photos to automatically straighten them and suggest sending them to PDF . I like this feature the most, although I would really need it in college;)
New opportunities for the Google Assistant
The Google Assistant got 6 new voices – both male and female. Of course, Google again stressed that the priority is to adjust the speech to make it as natural as possible. Another important element is that the assistant understands increasingly complex commands. This has already been partially achieved now. Google software will not only do two things for us at once , but we will also be able to give it tasks without constantly saying "Hey Google."The assistant will also arrange a visit to the hairdresser, if he learns to learn Polish at the end;). Unfortunately, no words were spoken about this topic.
Google believes that the main responsibility of the company is to provide us with valuable and proven information. Above all, those that interest us. The algorithms are to arrange entries so that the best ones are as high as possible. In addition, a better grouping of entries on one topic will be introduced so that we can get to know the issue from different perspectives. Google also wants to permanently get rid of any regional blockades.
Google Maps and Google Lens
Google Maps is extremely popular – over one billion users use it. To meet their requirements, the company from Mountain View enriched them with new possibilities. First of all, a voice assistant will work with Maps. Secondly, a new tab will be introduced, in which we will find places of growing popularity with the suggestion that they may appeal to us. Thirdly, a digital guide has been added to show us the way.As for Google Lens, Americans will connect them to smartphones from many different manufacturers. From the news, it's worth mentioning the Style Match, that is, the option of searching similar items in the network and the option to quickly copy the content visible on the screen.