Here Are All the New Android TV Features Announced at Google I/O


That, combined with a refined DnD mode will help you achieve "better balance with technology", Google says.

"Thanks to our progress in language understanding, you'll soon be able to have a natural back-and-forth conversation with the Google Assistant without repeating "Hey Google" for each follow-up request", Pichai said.

At Google I/O today, CEO Sundar Pichai said these controls are all part of the company's new "digital wellbeing" initiative, which is created to help consumers keep their tech habits in check.

A host of other new features are being added to Google Apps - Gmail, Google Maps, Photo app and others. They just have to do this once to strike the conversation with the Assistant.

As expected, Google today introduced a new way to navigate Android with gestures instead of virtual buttons, and it's sure to spur opinions among both Android and iOS users.

Google showed how its email program can suggest sentences and how Google Assistant can call a salon or restaurant to make an appointment or reservation.

As you type, Smart Compose pops up suggestions about what you might want to write next - similar to Google autocomplete.

Google Assistant is rolling out in more countries this year including the UK, France, Korea, Japan, and Canada.

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Here Are All the New Android TV Features Announced at Google I/O

Nevertheless, AI will reportedly help improve the battery performance in Android P.

However, there's been no further word on that, but what we have got represents nearly everything else you could possibly want as a programmer - it makes Chrome OS a much stronger coding platform altogether.

If you have one of the above-mentioned devices, all you need to do is head over to the Android Beta page and register your account for receiving the latest updates on your smartphone. In fact, Google requires would-be users to fill out a lengthy form explaining what they want the ADT-2 for, and what they'll do with it.

By the end of the year, you'll be able to run Linux terminal, Git, Sublime, Vim and Android Studio all on Chromebooks.

And finally, App Timer "lets you set time limits on apps, and will nudge you when you're close to your limit and then gray out the icon to remind you of your goal". The new Do Not Disturb mode silences not just the phone calls and notifications, but also all the visual interruptions that pop up on your screen.

Are you addicted to your phone?

If you swipe up while you're inside an app, you'll return to the home screen.

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