Google Could Give a Glimpse of Standalone VR Device at I/O 2017

However, there were exceptions to this, as Google had announced the Google Home device at the I/O event held past year. Both headsets are meant to be paired with smartphones and feature controllers that offer basic functionality and control for applications and games. The full list that Google showed off now includes YouTube, Netflix, Google Photos, HBO Now, Hulu, YouTube TV, Google Play Movies and TV, CBS All Access, the Food Network, the CW, HGTV, Red Bull TV, the Travel Channel, Crackle, the DIY Network, R-Viki, and the Cooking Channel. As a developer, Owlchemy was among Google's most notable acquisitions - the studio was responsible for flagship VR title Job Simulator and recently released Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, a VR title based on the animated series "Rick and Morty". Take a photo or point the camera on a flower and Google will tell what flower is that.

Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services.

With hands-free calling, Google is letting Home users call anyone's mobile or landline within the USA or Canada.




The Mountain View-based tech giant won't require that all actions for its voice-enabled companion are compatible with every device that's part of the Google Assistant ecosystem and actually won't even allow developers to target specific devices. Google I/O 2017, Scott Huffman, Vice President, Assistant said Google Assistant is now more conversational as it can understand natural languages'. Unlike with Google Home or the Google Pixel, however, users won't be able to launch Google Assistant using a voice command without having the app open in front of them, which limits how useful and hands-free it can be.

Google Photos will be able to suggest which photos to share and whom to share them with - for example, if the person is in the photo. It was only a matter of time, but I was pleased to hear that the Google Assistant would be coming to the iPhone.

Google's digital assistant is hoping to outsmart Siri on Apple's iPhone. It will host popular applications, like Google Maps and Spotify, but also control vehicle features like seat positioning and temperature. As far back as it propelled, smartphones that weren't under Google's immediate control lines have needed to sit tight for months for the most recent variant. These responses come in the form of apps like Google Maps or Calendar showing up on your phone or your television. Some of the unveiled products won't be out until later this year. As Variety notes, Google could either provide a limited preview for the headset or choose to keep its unveiling under wraps for a future event.

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