#科技头条#【2017 Google I/O开发者大会:发布全新Android Go和VR耳机】

#科技头条#【2017 Google I/O开发者大会:发布全新Android Go和VR耳机】谷歌在今年的开发者大会上发布了全新的Android Go,即使手机运行内存为1GB也能保证顺利运行,再次下探廉价设备平台和发展市场;另外谷歌推出DaydreamView,这是一款智能手机驱动的VR产品;更大的消息是Google正在构建独立的VR耳机,帮助用户感受运动跟踪。http://www.looooker.com/?p=44637

Google I/O 2017 live updates: Google announces Android Go, plans to build new VR headset

INDIA TODAY TECH
LAST UPDATED: MAY 18, 2017
Google I/O 2017: Live updates from ground zero

Google is kick-starting its I/O 2017 developers conference -- an annual 3-day conference for developers -- in Mountain View, California today. The search engine giant is expected to make a slew of announcements, vis-a-vis software, but some interesting hardware related news should also make it through this year's keynote, it's largely being speculated. While the focus would of course be on Android O, Google's insights into VR is something to really look forward to. India Today Tech is reporting live from ground zero.

The Google I/O keynote will be started by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at 10.30pm India time. The India Today tech team is already inside the Shoreline Amphitheater near Google headquarters in Mountain View where the company holding the event. Join us here in on this page as we bring live updates from Google I/O or follow it through the live stream embedded on this page.

The most recent updates will appear first.

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Update: And that is a wrap from Google I/O. Looking back, we think the coolest thing might have been the cute animated clip called the "Story of an Idea".

Update: Google announces Google For Jobs, hopes to connect employers with people seeking jobs. Initially only available in the US. But will come to more countries soon.

Update: So far the biggest announcement seems to be Android Go. The VR move sounds big too but the devices are nit yet ready.And Sundar Pichai is back on the stage.

Update: VR time. Google talks about Daydream. LG will launch a new phone this year that will support Daydream. Also Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus will get software update soon for daydream support.But a bigger news is that Google is working with third-party hardware partners to build a standalone VR headset. Qualcomm is already working with Google to create a reference design for the VR headset. As far as actual products are concerned, these are coming later this year from HTC, which also makes Vive VR headset, and Lenovo. Google's VR headset will come with WorldSense, which will help users have a sense of motion tracking.

Also, a new Tango phone is coming. This one will be made by the Asus and it will be called ZenFone AR. The AR stands for augmented reality.

Update: There are more users of Android in India than there are in the US.And to support users who are using budget phones and bring more people online, Google announces a special version of Android called Android Go. This could be big for India. Android Go will run smoothly on even phones that have 512MB RAM or 1GB RAM.

Update: In Android O, vitals will help increase the battery life. It will also optimise the software and security. Google is also launching a new security app called protect. At the same time it is improving the performance of app and making the boot faster. To help developers, it is also launching a new tool that will automatically find the problems within apps so that developers can fix them.And finally, Google is adding a new programming language Kotlin for Android. Huge cheer from the crowd, developers apparently love it.

And lastly, the Android O beta is now going to roll out.

Update: Finally, Android time. Dave Burke is on the stage. Android O will come with some new features. The two big improvements are Fluid Experience and Vitals. More new features in Android O: Notification dots, Autofill with Google, improved copy and paste feature.

Update: The 360 degree view and live 360 isnow available for YouTube on big screen like TV. Live is the big focus for YouTube now. In the last one year live streaming has grown by 4X. Google also demoes Super Chat and how that can help YouTube content creators make more money.

Update: There is a lot of AI and machine learning discussions at this I/O already. Although they also seem to be somewhat incremental. The "big" impact is not there... YouTube is next. Susan Wojcicki, who looks after YouTube, is on the stage.YouTube is growing at the rate of 90 per cent on big TV scree. So Google is focusing on living room features for YouTube. To talk about it Sara Ali, a Google executive, is on the stage.

Update: Google also launches Photo Books. "Beautiful and easy to make," says Anil. This is sort of virtual photo collection powered by machine learning. But it is also tied up with some real-world service that will print this photo book at a nominal charge and ship it to you. It will be available in the US starting now. More countries will get it later.

Update: Now Anil Sabharwal, who looks after Google Photos, is on the stage to talk about new features Google Photos is getting. It is getting three new features. One, Google Photos gets suggested share. The app uses machine learning to find who is looking great in a photo and then tells users that this photo should be shared with the person who is looking great in it. Hmmm, that looks a bit intrusive. Also, Google Photos gets the shared libraries, which will automatically allow sharing of some photos or all photos with someone especial in your life. This automatic sharing will identify people in the photos and if it finds a person whose photo needs to be shared, it will do that automatically. Example: A user can share photos of her kids with her husband automatically whenever a photo is clicked.

Update: And finally, Google is getting support for visual response. So tell Google Home that find the best route to work and it will send the command to the phone that will show the map.

Update: Another feature that Google Home is getting is integration with Spotify and Deezer. Also, it now gets Bluetooth support. It is important to remember that all these Google Home feature are for the US market. in India, the device is not yet available.

Update: Now Google is talking about Google Home, a smart speaker that has assistant built inside it. Rishi Chandra, a Google executive explains, its new features. It is getting for new features: It will give contextual notifications now. Also Google Home will now make hands-free (and free in the US and Canada) calls to any number in the world. Rishi is calling his mom, who scolds him for calling days after Mother's Day.

Update: Now something more relevant for consumers: Google Assistant. It has over 100 million users. Google is now making the Assistant smarter. It will use Google Lens to translate. It will be more conversational. It is also now available for the iPhone. Another cool feature that Google Assistant is getting is integration with other apps. Google calls it Actions. developers will be able to integrate their services with Google Assistant and reach more consumers. To use these services, users will not have to install any new app.

Update: Google is now also using machine learning to solve health problems.Pichai says that the company is researching ways to improve detection of cancer and has seen that neural networks and machine learning can identify cancer risk more accurately. The company is also using AI to discover molecules. "I think one day AI will create a new molecule with its own special features," says Pichai.

Update: Google is focusing on AI in a big way. So it is also announcing Google.AI, a new site that will help people get some of the tools and technologies that Google's AI teams use.

Update: Google launches Google Lens, a new app that will give information about an object whenever you point a phone at it using this app.

Update: The next generation platform and services are going to use deep learning and are going to benefit from technologies that put computer vision and voice, says Pichai. But what all this technology can do for consumers. He gives one example: click and photo and then remove unnecessary objects from it. For example, you can remove bars from a cage behind which a lion is sitting in a photo. The feature will soon come to Android camera app.

Update: But all of that big progress for Google is now past. Now the company is looking to future. Platforms are shifting. Machine learning and AI is getting more important, says Pichai. So Google too is using these technologies to improve its services, says Pichai as he announces that Smart Replies in coming to Gmail.

Update: And Google CEO Sundar Pichai is here. It's been a very busy year but it's not different from my 13 years at Google, he says. Google now has 7 products that has over a billion users. On YouTube over 1 billion hours of videos are watched every day. And over 1 billion kilometers are traversed by Google map users. Google Photos is used by over 500 million people and Android now has over 2 billion active users. "The robot is very happy," says Pichai.

Update: And here we go, the Google I/O starts with a rather cute, animated video. Google calls it "story of an idea".

Update: There is also talk of Google revealing details of Fuschia OS today. But chances of it happening seem low.

Update: Google, being googly as always, is now teasing some bubble game. It seems to be something to do with machine learning and AI with players supposed to collect bubble. We have no clue what is this latest "game" from google, but another 10 minutes and we will get some explanation.

 

Update: Did we say that the Google I/O is an event for developers? In other words, this also means don't expect Google to launch any Pixel phones today. they will come later, possibly in September or October. Although today we will get to know about the Android O, which will power the Pixel phones this year.

Update: Another half an hour to go before Google starts the I/O 2017. Apart from the details on Google's VR platform, which is getting updates over the Daydream VR platform announced last year, also expect information on Android O. This will be the next version of Android and it is likely to be called Android Oreo. It is already available to developers as a dev preview but today Google is expected to talk more about its consumers features and may even announce a date for Android Beta.

More people are coming into Shoreline. Meanwhile DJ wale babu is playing some funky songs.

 

Update: To emphasize that this is a developer event, for the first time Google is also holding a separate keynote after the main keynote specifically for developers. In that keynote the company is likely ti talk about all the cool (at least for developers) tools that it is building for those who build web services and apps.

 

 

Update: While Google I/O has never been that exciting and event from perspective of consumer technology, this time around it may seem even somewhat more dry. This is an event primarily for developers and Google mostly talks about very techy stuff here. This time the signs are that the focus is going to be VR. This is the reason why we are hearing of a VR headset that Google will probably announce today. Also expected is some talk on machine learning and AI and how Google is building platforms like TensorFlow, which developers can use to build apps based on machine learning and AI.

 

 

Update: The developers and media is inside the Google I/O venue. it is cold but sunny day in Mountain View. Now we just wait for Google to start the proceedings.

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