Google Assistant To Get Mobile Payment Support

It comes as Google, Apple and Inc are competing to establish the dominant voice-powered digital assistant, which many in the industry believe will supplant keyboards and touch screens as a primary way that users interact with technology.

In order to send money users will need to have a Google Home or an Android device at their disposal, as well as a debit card attached to their Google Account.

The story is developing, stay tuned for more updates. Since yesterday was the Keynote speech and most of the bigger announcements happened on the first day, today has seen less announcements in general and ones that weren't as monumental for the world of Google and Android.

Apps that have been optimised for Android Go devices will be highlighted in the Google Play Store, though the Store will also offer the full library of Android apps available for regular phones. This lightweight flavor of Android O is meant to run on devices with 1GB of RAM or less, and it includes optimized apps and a focus on data management.

As a cool way to entice you in, instead of a static picture, the Programs can have a moving preview to try to get you to check out the show.

Now that there are 2 billion Android devices roaming the globe, Google needs to ensure security is at its maximum level.

Assistant will be intensely useful, you can ask the Assistant to find videos - for example "show me Winona Ryder on Jimmy Kimmel".

Sending money over instant messenger isn't a new feature.

As of late 2016, 95 percent of the world's 7 billion-plus population now has access to cellular coverage and "there are nearly as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people on earth", according to the International Telecommunication Union's "Measuring the Information Society" report. The upcoming new version of Android is called Android "O".

Google is now rolling out a small update for Android O beta testers.

  • Zachary Reyes