Google has big plans for the second half of 2019 that run from the home to the auto. At its just-concludedthe tech giant unveiled the , , , and .
Among its announcements, Google talked about a new “Personal references” feature in Google Assistant, an easier way to turn on dark mode ina 10-screen and camera for and
Here’s everything Google announced at its recent developer conference.
Google Lens and AR
To kick off the morning’s keynote address, Google showed how Google Search and Lens are pushing into deeper phone uses for AR — and bringing a Great White Shark onto the stage.
Duplex began as an automated method for placing calls on your behalf to perform a few services, such as making reservations at a restaurant, using natural conversation. Today, Google said it intends to bring Duplex to the web, helping you complete tasks in more places.
Talk of Assistant took up a good part of the keynote, as the tech giant said it’s expanding the reach of its artificial-intelligence personal helpmate to make it much more useful in more places, including in the car.
Expected to ship sometime this summer or fall, Android Q will be focused on improving privacy and providing more useful notifications and offer a collection of useful additions. And a dark theme! Today, Google also showed off support for foldable Android phones and said beta 3 of Android Q is available now.
Hub Max and Google smart home devices
Google said it’s reworking its smart-home line, combining its Nest smart home brand andsmart devices into the Google Nest brand. The merged lineup of smart home devices features the new Google Nest Hub Max, which sports a 10-inch screen.
Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL
The new Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL Android phones Google rolled out today are cheaper versions of Google’s top-end Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices. The new phones are a price-friendly way to get the straight-up Android experience — and Google’s phenomenal camera.
Google is using AI and voice recognition technology to help people with disabilities live more independent and autonomous lives. Its technology could also catch things missed by trained oncologists, the company says.
Google announced it will follow in other browsers’ footsteps to protect privacy.
Originally published May 4, 12:53 p.m. PT.
Updates, May 7, 10:19 a.m. PT: Adds details from conference; 10:54 a.m.; 11:10 a.m.; 11:22 a.m.; 12:03 p.m. and 1:08 p.m: Additional details from conference. May 10: Adds additional details.