Google hoping new features from Google Payment API make purchases even easier


Google has announced a number of new and improved innovations at their recently concluded Google I/O annual developer conference. Lens uses machine learning to examine photos viewed through your phone’s camera, or on saved photos on your phone, and can use the images to complete tasks.

Back in November, Google released the Cloud Jobs API, which, in turn, has been used by some of the largest companies in the United States to power their career sites, and was a big first step in getting the ball rolling.

Instead, it looked like Netflix is using some sort of SafetyNet check to determine whether or not the application shows up as a search result in the Play Store.

That includes phone with bootloaders that have been officially unlocked, which is sure to go down swimmingly with parts of the Android community.

You can point your phone at a restaurant, for instance, and Google Lens will serve up the name of the restaurant as well as any relevant information from Google Places. While platform companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple are growing their own ecosystems, they try to accommodate the software developers even more. People might believe that it is like Android One, but that’s not the case as Android Go is different from Android One.

“So if you’re more of a ‘thanks!’ than a ‘thanks.’ person, we’ll suggest the response that’s, well, more you!” Guess we’ll see “in the coming months”. This is a new variant of Android O designed for entry-level smartphones. If you’re one of the nine people in the world that uses Smart Reply, you’ll like it. Currently, if a user manually enters or scans their loyalty card information and then pays with Android Pay, no change is made. It features streamlined versions of Android and Google’s core apps, along with a self-contained version of the Play Store, and enables Google’s Data Saver feature by default.

Samsung is trying some of that with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones.

“Play Protect” is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe.

Google also cleverly incorporated Lens into one of the company’s most-used apps, Photos, which has gained half a billion users in the two years since its launch.

In a post from past year, we made the case that AI and machine learning would help Google differentiate itself from the rest of the pack.

Geoff Blaber, VP, Americas at CCS Insight. said: “Google I/O 2017 saw Google taking clear measures to respond to competitor moves in artificial intelligence, the home, IoT and VR”.

Google says new tools will encourage sharing of photos that you might have meant to share, but maybe forgot.

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