Android P makes your phone smarter with machine learning at core

Google releases May security patch update for Pixel and Nexus devices

With artificial intelligence a central theme of Google's event, its AI-powered virtual helper Google Assistant was a key part of the company's new feature announcements. And it will reward kids who say "please", similar to a feature Amazon is bringing to its Alexa voice assistant. You will be easily able to adjust the volume by simply sliding up and down.

That said, thanks to AI and WaveNet technology from DeepMind, these voices will also be more natural sounding, and won't sound like a robot.

In fact a big part of the Android P announcement concerns a collaboration with Google AI subsidiary DeepMind to produce Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness that are both created to make sure you only use exactly the amount of power you need.

Google also wants to anticipate what apps you will use next in an effort to speed up-and limit-the time spent using different apps. The new setup will prompt users to finish setup via an Android device.




The original Google News launched 15 years ago was a simple platform that organizes articles based on topic and category, allowing users to view a collection of news and multiple sources of the same topic. The phone adapts to you and will try to help you get to your next task more quickly. That means you could plug in a webcam and use it to make video calls from your TV. That's cool. Isn't it?

Aside from the new format and design, the new Google News still lets users browse by category, including the latest headlines.

The battery power for most smartphones is spent on updating apps that may not even be running, so the technology aims to learn your habits shelve apps you may not normally use. For outlets with subscriptions, Google will allow you to subscribe directly through your Google account, without needing new passwords or credit card information.

Google Maps is once again displaying its superiority over all other competitors (ahem, Apple Maps). However, there's no word on how exactly will Google Assistant work with these services. With Assistant, users will be able to send text messages or play music by giving voice commands. It will also log the number of notifications received and how many times you've unlocked your device. The feature, which Google announced Tuesday at its Google I/O conference, showcased the software's ability to call real people and complete a full conversation on its own. Unsurprisingly, it skinned Android P to resemble its existing Sensus interface, which features four constantly updating rows: from top to bottom, we have Google Maps, media, your phone, and calendar entries.

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