Google I/O conference Preview: what else can be expected except Android P and AI?

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 Google I/O conference Preview: what else can be expected except Android P and AI?


Photo: Googles 2018 developer conference will be the future of Android, AI and smart home. This years Google I/O conference will be held at the ShorelineAmphitheater in the California mountain view city on Tuesday, local time (early Beijing 9 a.m.), and we will know the future of the efforts of Android and Google artificial intelligence (AI). But we also know more about its wearable device platform WearOS, smart helpers, GoogleAssistant, AndroidTV, GoogleHome, GooglePlay, and more updates. This year, Google needs to show that its software is more intelligent and forward-looking than its competitors, Amason (Amazon), apple (Apple), Facebook and Microsoft (Microsoft). 1.AndroidP The Google I/O conference usually takes place around the latest version of Android, and this years focus is AndroidP. Last year, with the structural adjustment of AndroidOreo, Google improved the notification function and gave details on how to update future smartphones. The latest way Google improves mobile software is to provide more visual functions and focus on the improvement of interface design. Since the beginning of March, we have been testing the developers preview of AndroidP, and we have been able to identify the general trend. AndroidP focuses on making room for now ubiquitous screen bangs on full screen smartphones, providing finer - grained privacy settings for users and simplifying and simplifying design languages, menus, interfaces and settings screen availability. There are also rumors that AndroidP may contain some gestures of apple iPhoneX. We will get more information about AndroidP on Tuesday, and we expect Google to release second developer preview versions. 2. artificial intelligence In addition to AndroidP, the I/O conference is also an event for Google to accelerate the deployment of all AI efforts. For years, the companys chief executive, Sander Pichai (SundarPichai), has always positioned AI as the companys future secret weapon: to see and understand the world, identify objects, analyze natural language software, will help almost all Google products in the next few years. This process has begun, including GoogleAssistant based voice and text software, GoogleTranslate and object and image recognition platform GoogleLens. In addition, Googles AI efforts are also developing to other Alphabet businesses, such as the DeepMind research laboratory in London and the Waymo driverless automotive sector. That is to say, the I/O conference will be an opportunity for more consumers and developers to communicate, so we should expect to hear more about GoogleLens, the TensorFlow platform and its tensor processing unit (TensorProcessingUnit) chips. These chips are the core of Googles AI training system specially designed to help companies speed up the learning process of neural networks. In addition, we are looking forward to hearing a lot of predictions about AI at the FacebookF8 developer conference last week, when the executives of the network giant described the AI as the future of the Facebook business. Of course, it is not surprising that Google and Facebook are competing for top talent, because both companies not only have the equal AI research department, but also offer the highest pay for the technology industry. 3.GoogleAssistant/GoogleHome The GoogleAssistant and GoogleHome hardware family will be the protagonist of this years I/O conference. GoogleAssistant remains the biggest trump card for Google to deal with Amazon Alexa, apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana. Although GoogleAssistant has emerged as an application and voice interface on iOS and Android devices, it is the best operating system for a large number of smart home devices, starting with the Googles smart sound box family. We expect to hear Google add more new functions to GoogleAssistant, and new integration of GoogleHome. Google is likely to postpone many hardware statements until this autumns Pixel conference, so dont expect any new Google brand products to be released. But considering that Google has been actively expanding the availability of GoogleHome products and the support of third party developers for GoogleAssistant, the I/O should have some exciting news in these two aspects. 4.GooglePhotos/GoogleNews/GooglePlay Although they are not necessarily the most exciting topics on the list, GooglePhotos, GoogleNews and the GooglePlay platform are very popular products, and every year at the I/O conference will make some popularity. Most noticeable is that GooglePhotos will be a direct beneficiary of GoogleLenss most functional improvements and AI advances, so we might hear an improved message from the companys image and object recognition software, which may help improve its photo storage application, and help it automatically create montage, GIF pictures and others. Interesting short video content. Last week, there were reports that Google plans to update its GoogleNews platform on desktop and mobile platforms. It is reported that this includes integrating GoogleNewsstand applications into a new GoogleNews mobile application, adding more YouTube video and providing faster content loading times, which is the advantage of Googles use of AMP in all platforms. The new GoogleNews is expected to debut in the I/O keynote speech. And, as always, we should get some new data about the popularity of Android application through PlayStore. 5. games For a long time, Google has been trying to move into the game field, hoping to create a mixed mobile console solution through its ubiquitous Android system and the success of Chromecast in the living room. Unfortunately, it has never really been realized. But this situation may change soon, because Google seems to have big moves in the game department. The first is Yeti, the Chromecast game driven streaming service that has not yet been announced by the company. In addition, Google also launched a new social game startup, Arcade, led by technology entrepreneur Michael Siman (MichaelSayman), who became a genius engineer of Facebook at the age of 17. Then GooglePlayInstant, the service provided by InstantApps, enables Android mobile phones to experience mobile gaming applications through mobile browsers. Any one of these projects or all projects may be on the agenda of I/O, so game fans should be vigilant. 6.MaterialDesign design language update Googles once acclaimed MaterialDesign design language concept is now 4 years old, and it is the vast majority of UI and UX based on modern Android, Chrome, and mobile application design. Therefore, we are likely to see that MaterialDesignRefresh takes the place of the previous design language and is called MaterialDesign2. Google may not launch a new MaterialDesign design language, but it is considering how to update its visual language in 2018. For Chrome, building a new version of the MaterialDesign design language is a subtle change. It is rumored that Chrome will make a major upgrade in September, with emphasis on touch and ChromeOS. The redesigned Gmail has been launched last week. All the signs suggest that Android, Chromebooks, desktop Chrome, and web applications will be more unified, and the I/O conference will be a good opportunity to display these changes to the world. 7.WearOS In addition to AndroidP, the I/O conference is also the time Google focused on recommending its wearable technology platform. Now it is called WearOS, and its previous name is AndroidWear. The new WearOS software has been released with AndroidP in the developer preview, which has improved battery life and provided a more popular dark pattern for the user interface to allow you to look at the watch more easily. Just last week, Google announced several new WearOS updates, which will bring more GoogleAssistant functions to the platform. At the I/O conference, Google will likely focus on the highlights of WearOSs first update and release second more widely available developer previews. We also want to know better how the redesign of WearOS has an impact on smart watch software, especially in the aspect of integrated GoogleAssistant voice control. 8.AdroidTV/AndroidAuto The development of the Google set-top box software AndroidTV and its vehicle information entertainment product AndroidAuto has recently been relatively quiet, but we are likely to get more information on this years I/O. AndroidTV has been launched for several years. Last year we saw the redesigned main screen on AndroidO, but there was no other function. Its worth mentioning that Google may be rumored to publish a new, Chromecast - like 4KAndroidTV, which will include a complete TV interface and possibly a remote control. As for AndroidAuto, this software has been in existence for several years, but it has recently increased wireless support for Pixel and Nexus devices. In January of this year, Google announced that its GoogleAssistant software will soon provide voice function for AndroidAuto, so it is possible that I/O will release this function. (small) source of this article: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541 The development of the Google set-top box software AndroidTV and its vehicle information entertainment product AndroidAuto has recently been relatively quiet, but we are likely to get more information on this years I/O. AndroidTV has been launched for several years. Last year we saw the redesigned main screen on AndroidO, but there was no other function. Its worth mentioning that Google may be rumored to publish a new, Chromecast - like 4KAndroidTV, which will include a complete TV interface and possibly a remote control. As for AndroidAuto, this software has been in existence for several years, but it has recently increased wireless support for Pixel and Nexus devices. In January of this year, Google announced that its GoogleAssistant software will soon provide voice function for AndroidAuto, so it is possible that I/O will release this function. (small)