Google I/O 2017

BRAD CHACOS re­veals ev­ery­thing an­nounced at the event, from new An­droid O fea­tures to stand­alone Day­dream VR head­sets

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Big data on the big stage

Lead­ing up to its an­nual I/O de­vel­oper con­fer­ence, Google an­nounced so many new prod­ucts and fea­tures that it was hard to imag­ine any­thing would be left. But it left some rounds in the cham­ber, re­veal­ing goodies rang­ing from an up­dated Google Assistant to help­ful fea­ture up­dates for hard­ware like Home and Chrome­cast to a new vi­sion com­put­ing plat­form that im­bues Google apps with the abil­ity to see, un­der­stand, and trans­late the world around you.

An­droid O

Even though An­droid O isn’t new, Google re­vealed some fresh new fea­tures for its up­com­ing op­er­at­ing sys­tem re­vamp. High­lights in­clude a pic­ture-in­pic­ture mode for app mul­ti­task­ing; ‘no­ti­fi­ca­tion dots’ that show when a home screen app has as­so­ci­ated no­ti­fi­ca­tions, sum­moned with a long-press; and tweaks de­signed to make ev­ery­day tasks like copy-past­ing much more fluid and seam­less.

An­droid O is also get­ting op­er­at­ing sys­tem op­ti­miza­tions that dras­ti­cally re­duce boot and app load times, as well as a new Google Play Pro­tect app that’s your hub for keep­ing your phone safe and se­cure. Even bet­ter? You can try all this stuff right now with the An­droid O beta pro­gram.

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