Google Launches Android Go for ‘Next Billion’ Smartphone Users

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There’ll be a section on the Google Play store for these devices that highlights apps optimized for Android Go. With Android Go, Google is effectively targeting customers in developing markets where entry-level, ultra-cheap devices are more widely used than flagships. There is a new way to locate those apps and this Android Assistant App Directory will be more than helpful. After over a year and a half of silence, Google is introducing yet another program for affordable devices.

All app developers can also learn how to optimize their apps for the new lightweight OS by going to Google’s new webpage.

Google in collaboration with Qualcomm has completed the reference design of the standalone VR gear.

“Part of Android’s mission is to bring computing to everyone”, Burke wrote in his blog post.

Each of these new TPU devices delivers up to 180 teraflops of floating-point performance. “The challenge of connecting job seekers to better information on job availability is like many search challenges we’ve solved in the past”, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Lens was one of the advancements in artificial intelligence Google showed off on the first day of its I/O developer conference.

It basically represents a set of vision-based computer capabilities that are enabling us to understand what we are seeing and helps in taking action based on that information. For instance, if the users take a snap (via Google Photo app) of a hotel and tap Google Lens option, it automatically connects it to Google search function and gives hotel’s timings, menu card, reviews and table booking option. Google will also let you share whole photo libraries with others.

The Assistant debuted a year ago on Google’s own hardware, and the company has gradually extended the tool to devices from other manufacturers running on its Android operating system.

At this stage the app only operates in English, however, Google has announced that new languages will be available soon.

When you see one on the directory, you can download the app and see how the Google Assistant will respond. Previously, the assistant worked only on Google’s Android software.

On a positive note, the company has added more language support for Google Assistant including Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Japanese, and by the end of the year, the Assistant will support Italian, Korean and Spanish.

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