Google I/O 2019 highlights: Here's a wrap up of all announcements

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At the Google I/O 2019, the company made a slew of announcements spanning across categories. As expected, Android Q was announced with many new features and improvements. Also, the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were unveiled at much affordable price points than other Pixel smartphones launched so far.

Google I/O 2019 highlights: Here's a wrap up of all announcements

 

Android Q features

Android version 10 aka Android Q focuses on innovation, security and privacy and Digital Wellbeing. When it comes to hardware, all foldable and 5G phones launching this year will run Android. Android Q will have Smart Reply with Suggested Actions too. This is possible with on-device learning. Even Live Caption uses this. And, Android Q gets Dark Mode, the much-anticipated features.

Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL price

Pixel 3a is priced at $399 (approx. Rs. 28,000).The Google Pixel 3a XL is priced at $479 (approx. Rs. 33,500). These phones will be available via many carriers in the US and will go on sale in 13 markets from today. When it comes to the Indian market, the Pixel 3a will be priced at Rs. 39,999 and will go on sale from May 15.

The highlight of these smartphones include OLED displays, long-lasting battery life with fast-charging support, Titan M security chip, impressive camera capabilities with OiS, Dual Pixel auto focus, Super High Res Zoom, AI-powered features and NightSight. These phones feature a polycarbonate build.

Other launches at Google I/O

Besides the ones mentioned above, Google also launched many new features and improvements to Google Assistant, Google Search and Google News. Also, Google Home has been renamed Next Hub and has received a price cut. And, the Next Hub Max was launched with a bigger screen size and other improvements for $229 (approx. Rs. 15,500).

Live updates

You can catch up with the live updates as the action unfolds at the Google I/O 2019 from here.

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May 8, 2019 | 00:10:21
Google is talking about AI research that it is conducting in the medical sector, AI for impact Challenge and AI for social good.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:58:11
Google Maps on Pixel phones will use AR to show arrows on the real-world scenario. Pixel 3a has adaptive battery delivering 30 hours on a single charge. Pixel 3a is priced at 9 (approx. Rs. 28,000).The Google Pixel 3a XL is priced at 9 (approx. Rs. 33,500). These phones will be available via many carriers in the US and will go on sale in 13 markets from today.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:54:07
Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the latest additions to the lineup designed to be affordable and feature-rich. The Pixel 3a has OLED display, come in three colors - Black, White and Purple, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has many camera capabilities including NightSight, portrait mode on both front and rear cameras and there is free Google Photo storage as well.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:48:44
Google Home Hub is remaned Nest Hub gets a redesigned display. Google has introduced Next Hub Max with a 10-inch display. It supports Google Duo with its wide-angle lens camera. There is a physical button that will disconnect the camera and mic features. It is priced at 9 (approx. Rs. 15,500) later this summer. The Next Hub gets a price cut taking it down to 9 (approx. Rs. 9,000).
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:37:16
For security and privacy, it has Google Play Protect as it scans million of apps. Android Q has over 50 features related to security and privacy including Location History and more. The big thing on this front is that the ability to receive OTA updates of security patches. It also comes with Focus Modeto remove distractions. Android Q also gets improved Parental controls with bonus time too. Android Q beta is available on 21 devices besides Pixel smartphones.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:35:13
Android Q will have Smart Reply with Suggested Actions too. This is possible with on-device learning. Even Live Caption uses this. And, Android Q gets Dark Mode, the much-anticipated features.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:31:59
Now, it's time for Android version 10 aka Android Q with innovation, security and privacy and Digital Wellbeing. When it comes to hardware, all foldable and 5G phones launching this year will run Android.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:22:34
Live Caption is under testing and will display subtitles or captions has a variety of use cases. It can also caption phone calls and know what is playing amidst a meeting, help people with hearing disabilities. The phone call captioning feature is called Live Relay. They are also working on helping people with speech issues. The research on voice recognition models are going on. This project is called Project Euphonia.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:20:32
Google Account will get Auto Delete and Maps and Search will get Incognito mode. Security Key authentication will be rolled out to all devices running Android Nougat and above.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:11:15
Now, the talk is about AI for Everyone. Google engineers are developing a new method called TCAV to resolve bias-related in AI and machine learning.
 
May 7, 2019 | 23:02:32
Picks for You will be launched for smart displays with recipes, podcasts and more. It wiill be rolled out this summer. You can add personal preferences and edit them anytime in the future for better results. Google Assistant will get a driving mode that will be rolled out to any Android device this summer.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:58:15
Talking about Google Assistant, it is improved to be activated with 'Hey Google' command in between every task. The next-generation Assistant can handle complex voice commands too. It will be rolled out to the new Pixel phones later this year.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:53:09
Duplex launched last year is extending into further categories and is becoming more useful. Google Duplex is rolling out to the internet users to help them book car rentals with preferences. This will be called Duplex for Web.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:47:21
Google Go is the search app for entry-level devices. This will use the camera and Google Lens to read aloud the information that is tough to view or read. It reads the information in your own language with text-to-speech, computer vision and translation. It is a lightweight application and will be rolled out later this month.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:40:30
Google is bringing camera to Google Search giving a 3D view of the search result using AR core. Also, the search result can be placed in your own space with the Google Balance feature.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:39:20
Besides this, Podcasts are also coming to Google Search.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:38:06
Talking about Google News, the Full Coverage feature will be displayed in the search results page itself. It will let you see a timeline of events too.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:37:16
Google has used AR in the Google I/O app to help the attendees.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:33:41
Now, Sundar Pichai is on stage addressing the audience.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:32:35
The event is all set to start and the countdown is going on.
 
May 7, 2019 | 22:21:01
The annual developer conference is all set to start in a few minutes.

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