Android P is all about AI

Lens lets you just point your camera and get answers about everything from that building in front of the concert poster you that lamp you liked in the store window. Or waking up at 3 in the morning to see what your Twitter feed has to say? And it plans to achieve this through the introduction of Android P update for the Android TV. Users need to sign up with the same Google account that they have signed in on their smartphone.

GOOGLE hosted its annual conference, the Google I/O 2018 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California this week and made a couple of very interesting announcements.

The car's touch screen is huge and has enough space to show a map, the weather, your music, and reminders from the Google Assistant-all large enough to read.

Here are the top five biggest new features of Android P.

Other than that, Google will add Morse code to G Board, is working on Assistant making actual phone calls (Google Duplex), revamp Google News, work on Android Things devices like Smart displays and improve predictive replies in Gmail.

Android P is now in Beta and the final version will be released this fall.

Google Photos is gaining new features like the ability to convert photos directly into PDF files; to separate subjects from the background in photos and pop the color or turn the background black and white; or to colorize your older black and white photos.

The update, among features being unveiled at Google I/O, comes as Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and other technology leaders are vying to provide artificial intelligence to manage photos, emails, schedules and more. One of the best examples of this is the new Smart Compose feature in Gmail, said Pichai.

"The awesome thing is that Assistant can actually understand the nuances of conversation", Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained at the conference. So what might Android P be named?

First, Google Assistant dialed up a hairdresser and booked an appointment "on behalf of a client".

One of them is the Adaptive Brightness and Battery, which will use the machine learning and will set the brightness according to the user's preference.

Slices Slices on Android P will give users more insight into apps by providing more in-depth information and actions. After all, you still just have a navigation bar area that is using up screen space, only now it's filled with semi-confusing swipes instead of simple tapping.

  • Arturo Norris