Google wants its technology to help you “get things done”
During the first day of Google I / O, the internet giant, unveiled a new version of Android, privacy improvements and more features for augmented reality.
Augmented reality, Android 10 and improvements to its systems to make them more functional were some of the innovations presented by Google at its annual developer conference, Google I / O.
Although the promise of the company, until now, had focused on “organizing the world’s information to make it universal and accessible”, on this occasion Sundar Pichai, CEO of the company said that one of the objectives of the signature will be more functional.
“We went from being a company that helps you find answers to a company that helps you get things done (…) we want our products to work hard for you, they all share a mission: to be of help,” he said. Pichai during the Google I / O opening conference in California.
This year the central theme, in addition to being innovation, was also the security of user data, for this reason they combined technology plus privacy.
Google Search engine with augmented reality and 3D function
When a user wants to carry out a search in Google, they will not only see the hyperlinks, they will also be able to view a 3D image of anything they are looking for, for example: sharks and the image will be displayed in real space by opening the rear camera to view the moving graphic .
Google started showing random interesting facts
In the search results Google added a block with random and interesting facts from open sources, writes Search Engine Land.
The block will appear if you type [fun facts] or [i m feeling curious] (I’m curious). It describes the question and the answer to it. If you click the Ask Another Question button, Google will update the block. So far, random facts only work in the English version of Google.
Android version 10
The Android operating system has more than 2.5 billion active devices. In this version, the software already includes an adaptation for the so-called foldable, or flexible phones, to provide a new experience not only in the conventional one but also in gaming.
In line with the connectivity trend, Android 10 already includes support for 5G network and has the “dark theme”.
The new thing that the internet giant brings with its virtual reality glasses. Now the user can give it various uses. Such as pointing the phone at a restaurant menu. As well as allowing to see the recipe of the same. Lens goes to an app that analyzes visual content. And that will evolve to become more intelligent to offer more useful information according to the context and the need of each user.
Google Go also welcomes Lens to offer a fast and intelligent visual search on all types of devices, with the ability to detect texts by highlighting words and allowing to understand the full context.
Google Pixel 3a
On the hardware side there were also announcements. The firm showed the new Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL, whose price will be around $ 399.
The smartphone has an ergonomic design and comes in 3 colors “Just black, clearly white and Purple-ish”.
Smarter virtual assistants
Every year Google’s virtual assistants are able to do more things. From remembering an event or even playing music on any streaming platform.
On this occasion; during the presentation, how a user asks the assistant to respond to a Gmail email. However, the “personal references” function was also added. Which will allow editing and deleting information stored on the device.
The driving mode was also part of the Google I / O and with just a “Ok Google. let’s drive”. It can activated. However, this function will arrive in the middle of this year on all devices.
Google surprised everyone by announcing that all Google Home products will already be under the Nest brand.
Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max
Google introduced the Nest Hub Max. A 10-inch screen that combines the functions of Google Home. And the Nest camera with which it can used as a 24-hour security device; to monitor your home from your cell phone.
It also has facial recognition to recognize the owner when he arrives at his home.
This device retails for $ 129 or $ 229 and will be available after the middle of the year.
Google will incorporate a new mobile operating system called “Android Q”, which incorporates live captioning. If a person is watching a video, a transcription of the audio will be made in real time. This tool can used on YouTube, Instagram or on any platform. The added value of this new function is that it will help people with disabilities. For example the deaf.