MOUNTAIN VIEW, California-Google showcased its plans for the next several months as it kicked off its annual developers' conference on Tuesday.
Moreover, the tech giant also announced support for better media playback and a new way for developers to promote their voice apps, called Action Links. Google is also unveiling ways to let you issue multiple commands without having to say "Hey Google" each time.
To get rid of apps just swipe an app to the top, you can even copy and edit text or other useful features of an app within the multitasking tray.
A year and a half ago, the company began developing Wavenet, which makes recorded audio sound less robotic and more like a natural voice. The feature is expected this summer.
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It will use artificial intelligence to call businesses and make appointments for you.
This feature is said to be rolling out in the coming weeks in the U.S. as an experiment to "normal users". When one feature recognizes a photo of someone in a user's contact list, it can suggest sending the photo to that person. The app can now also automatically recognize documents and images to help users easily convert them into PDFs.
In Android P, tapping and holding the Home button launches the Google Assistant, while there is no such function in an iPhone X. And John Legend will lend his melodic tones to the Assistant later this year-who wouldn't want him wishing you A Good Night? And as you can see, the media control appears first, as well as under that; you get to toggle calls set to ring, vibrate or mute also. For those who are excited for it, then you'll be pleased to learn that the new voices are live. The new feature is an extension to the Google's "Smart Reply" feature which provides suggestions to users for auto-responses. Just point the camera at a building or sign to get more information. For example, App Actions puts quick contextual suggestions all over your phone. Newscasts make it easy to dive right into perspectives to learn more about a story-plus, it's easy to read on the phone. Samsung has its own version, Bixby Vision.
Google is known to introduce its new Android versions for users at the Google I/O. The feature should be available to everyone by next week. Of course, Android P is only a temporary name for the upcoming operating system, which is a follow-up to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Finally, if you're trying to spend less time on your phone, check out Google's new Do Not Disturb mode.