Google Home, Google Assistant, Daydream and new Apps, Google IO 2016 Top 5 things
Google IO is the biggest event of Google to show what they have been working on in few past months. This year Google made some significant announcements at Google IO 2016. Here are Google IO 2016 Top 5 things that Google announced:
It is Google’s reply to Amazon’s Echo. Google made a smart home device that lets you talk to it and do things on the go. Google Home is capable of doing great stuff like letting you know about events on your Google Calendar, helping you in finding the entire route to your destination.
According to Google their Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from Google, stream music, and manage everyday tasks.
It can also turn on lights of your desired room by just saying and also can play your requested videos and music on your favorite screen in your home. Google Home is incredible, and it will be available later this year. Register on the Google’s website to know when Google Home is coming.
Google Assistant is a reply to Cortana and Siri. Although Google Now is available and is doing a great job but it’s still not a personal assistant like Cortana and Siri. So, Google Assistant is a personal assistant and way better than any other. Google Assistant can search deeper, thanks to Google’s deep learning and AI technology.
Allo and Duo Apps:
Google’s reply to messaging apps is Allo and Duo App. Both Apps are standalone apps, and they are not part of Hangouts.
Google’s Allo is the messaging App that people might have been waiting for. The App is capable of smart messaging. Smart replies on pictures and emoji effects are built right into the app. Google is taking things to next level by integrating it’s AI into its products.
Duo is a standalone video calling app that will work on slow connections too. The App has a feature which allows you to watch the video even you haven’t attended the call.
Daydream is Google’s built in Native VR environment where you can experience Virtual Reality experience seamlessly. Daydream is a VR platform for Android built right into it. Smartphones that will meet the specifications of Daydream will be able to use that feature from Android N to onward. This is High-Quality VR for Android.
Android N factory images were released by Google few weeks back but now they came up with details of features in Android N. Google is calling Android N their best ever Android version which is great. Android N will have following features:
- Native VR (Daydream)
- Improved notifications
- Performance improvement
- Increase in App installation speed due to Vulkan API
- Seamless system updates (Update: Current nexus devices not supported),
- Direct boot and removal of “Android is upgrading” activity logo
- Improved security
- Improved productivity by multitasking (Multi Window and Split screen) support built right into Android N
- Quick Reply feature in Notification bar
- New Emoji
- Faster android version ever developed
- VR mode in Android N
These all features are coming in Android N and more will be announced later this year when the final version of Android N will be released. If you can’t wait to see Android N then you can get Beta quality release ahead release for the first time, so you don’t have to worry about crashes because it’s safe to install it on your daily device.
Android Instant Apps:
Instant Android Apps are one of the best announcements in Google IO 2016. Now we will be able to run Android Apps without installing them. It’s like a web App ecosystem. Whenever you need to book a ticket or anything else you just have to select your favorite thing and Google Play will automatically download the required files and will run the app. The good thing is we don’t have to download anything or fill our smartphone with bloatware. Use the app and it will be automatically removed after you use it.
These were Google IO 2016 Top 5 things that Google announced at the first day of Google IO 2016. There are more to come in next days. Stay tuned and Like our page on Facebook. Share this with your friends.