NEW AT I/O
Lens, embedded within Assistant, can analyze what you point the smartphone camera at and return relevant results. Assistant will also be coming to iOS as a standalone app.
Google Photos Android O Google Home
Home will be able to make calls soon, and owners can now also use it as a Bluetooth speaker. Home will be able to return visual responses on Chromecastconnected TVs or Google apps on smartphones. Photos will recommend you share photos with people in the shot, and Shared Libraries let people add images to a collection. Photos now offers printed photo books.
Google announced that standalone VR headsets, which don’t require smartphones or PCs, will be ‘coming soon.’ The first beta dropped at I/O, one of the headline features is Project Treble, which will hopefully speed up updates for Android phones.
Android Go is a streamlined version of the OS that is built for entrylevel devices best suited to the developing world.
Tensor Processing Unit
Google announced the next generation TPU, the powerful processor that underpins Google’s AI efforts.