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Top 10 Biggest Keynote Announcements at Google IO 2017

Google IO recently made one quick initial attempt, outside their usual areas of competence. This change incorporates reshaping all its products to continue its dominance. Dave Burke, vice president (Engineering) Android at Google, informed populace about new developments in pipeline.

1. Fluid Experiences in Android O Beta Program

Android GO is the latest initiative by Google and Android O is its recent release that makes it easy for Android to work on devices that require less memory (512 GB RAM or less). Nexus Player, 6P, 5X and Pixel XL, C owners can now enrol their device for Android O Beta Program.

2. Smart Reply for Gmail

Smart Reply makes three automated response suggestions available for an email. You may send them as is or may select it, edit, and send.

3. Google Lens

Google has introduced “Lens feature” that makes use of your camera as an input device. This feature incorporates machine learning, computer vision, and AI and AR techniques into it and hence helps you analyze what is in front of you.

4. Google Assistant

  • Multilingual Support:

It now integrates languages like Kotlin, French and German and even works with iphone now. Android Studio v3.0 will make this available.

  • Assistant to Android TV:

Share more images, more videos via virtual reality headsets to those who use compatible smart TV’s. Alternatively, take screenshots from headsets and make it visible on social media.

  • Assists in making Payments:

Google will soon make online payments possible. It will require you to activate Google Assistant on your device and you are all set to make payments to friends and family.

5. Google Home

It will detect your voice and allow hands-free calling. Ask it to call mom and it will follow. Users can make free calls from Google Home and that too by a default private number.

6. Virtual Reality Headsets

  • Seurat Technology:

3D images / videos can be converted into a mobile compatible format.

  • Standalone VR Headsets:

Users will be able to experience virtual reality via headsets. Google’s Daydream 2.0 VR platform called “Euphrates” will become fully featured operating system. HTC and Lenovo will be partners with Google for this venture. Famous Google Cardboard VR Mobile Apps like Expeditions, Cardboard Camera, Full dive VR, Titans of Space, YouTube, VLC for Android and Google Street View etc., have surmounted PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. These VR Mobile Apps will help tide users until the release of Daydream.

7. Machine Learning / Tensor Processing Unit

Artificial intelligence will be the future of all future applications by Google. TPU chips will optimize hardware and machine learning platforms. Google’s cloud computing platform is converted into Android for Artificial Intelligence.

8. You Tube

  • Super Chat:

You Tube will now come with a super chat option. You can comment over a livestream video and pay to get it highlighted as super chat.

  • VR Videos

Now you have an option to share virtual reality videos with live audience on YouTube mobile app.

  • VR developers can make instant changes on their computers and immediate changes can be seen on mobile devices.

9. Google Photos

Suggested share option with Google Photos allows users to share their photos automatically with a suggested individual or a group.

10. Tango AR Platform

Visual Positioning Service or VPS allows you to map indoor locations. It can help users locate a particular product in store.

Summary

Latest proclamation by Google CEO, Mr. Sundar Pichai proposed a melioration of prevalent Google features and apps. Google I/O 2017 keynote has paced up and proved to be a knotty contention. We have simply listed top crucial factors that could stir a whirlwind and will make these features more conversational by taking AI to Android and beyond.

How Google Play Store Does Better Than the Apple App Store

Apple or Android, let’s have a glance at some critical features and find out who stands to win:

Sturdy Interface

Google Play undoubtedly features a robust web interface as equated to Apple’s App Store. Searching and selection of apps is easy with Android web interface.

Easy to Install Apps

Smartphone users find it easy to download, install and make use of apps from Google Play Store rather than from Apple App Store.

Adaptability / Compatibility by Smart Devices (Smart Phones / Tablets)

While it is easy to install and adapt to Android apps, this is not the case with Apple. Although Apple App Store has stretched out to include four major platforms – iOS, Mac OS, tvOS, watchOS but still these applications cannot be used by every smart phone.

Featured Apps

Apple app store features only the most downloaded applications conspicuously while with Google Applications are featured based on user recommendations and ratings, which also make them discoverable.

Apps have Global Reach

To publish a game or application on Google Play Store makes these available to over a Billion Android users spread in more than 190 countries.

Enterprise Connect

Educational institutions, big and small organizations can deploy free Google Apps in bulk from Google App Store.

Billing can be checked

Charges for apps, subscriptions and in app products can be granularly controlled by help of Google Play Billing. This method is secure, quick and convenient and users in over 135 countries make use of it.

Helpful in Business Expansion

Google Play Developer Console helps users to publish their games and applications on all Android Platforms.

Open doors to Innovation on Android

Distribution of games and apps on Google Play paves way for style, size, shape, position and layout of latest and ever evolving features like Android TV and Chromecast, Android Auto, Android Wear, Immersive Virtual Reality etc. Superior quality, trusted games and apps are designed for teens, kids and parents to suit their needs.

Trust, assistance and backing

Google ensures that users particularly Android App Developers get optimal experience with help of their Developer Console Help Center. Support team can be reached for any specific issues related to transactions, publications, subscriptions etc.

Google vs. Android Publicity

Google features more than 2, 50,000 apps as compared to Apple which features around 1, 00,000 apps and that too with restrictive inclusion policies.

Read also: Apple Vs Android – A comparative study 2017

iOS App Developer vs. Android App Developer Registration

While Android developers just have to pay $25 to get started with development; it’s not an easy task for iOS developers. One has to pay a $99 / year to develop under Apple Developer Program. A similar structure is followed for getting registered for MFi program and iOS developer University Program.

Functional Features

  • Clock: Better Super daydream clock in Android
  • Keypad: Upper and Lowercase keys better in Android as compared to Apple
  • App Organization: App organization is better in Android than in Apple
  • Priority Notifications: Easy to set notification priority in Android
  • Email Accounts: Switching email accounts is easy with Android as compared to Apple
  • Contacts, Searching, Google Map: All designed systematically and make navigation easy.

Conclusion

Mobile app development companies have to learn how to utilize the quintessential features and potentialities of App Stores, be it Google or Apple. It takes great effort to engage global users and get your app monetized. Five of Apple’s features makes it win over Android – TouchID Fingerprint, Facetime, A physical switch to log into your phone, voice assistant that writes what you speak and default messenger app (to send free messages to other Apple users). Android still wins the game and remains OS of choice.

Know How Google’s latest Android Wear is Beneficial for your Business

Smart watches were secluded to marathoners sometime ago but with more fitness freak and task oriented people, managing daily routine, work and finances has become an uphill task. Android Wear 2.0 provides a smart option to handle all these, that too without any extra installation. Dive into details here –

Robust Computational Apps

Android Smart Watches are embedded with their own computing capacity and can be used as an independent device without pairing them with phone, as with earlier versions of smart watches. Software applications can be directly installed on the wearable as Google Play Store can be accessed natively from your wrist.

Android Pay, Runkeeper, AccuWeather, Foursquare, Telegram, Runtastic, Uber, Google Fit, Google Play Music, Google Messenger etc. are amongst the list of independent applications compatible with Android Wear.

Watch Faces after Android Wear 2.0 Update

Ease of Navigation: Now it’s easy to swipe through the faces of the smart watch and navigate smoothly across multiple features

No More Complications: Additional information / notifications from third party developers get displayed directly on your watch screen, interesting! Its ability to personalize messages and interact directly with targeted audience thus improves UI/UX

Easily Customizable: It’s simple for Android Wear App Development Company to develop new watch faces which can then be downloaded from Google Play Store

Google’s latest Smart Watch Update: Business Advantages in terms of Usage, Features, Costing and Future Perspective
Google’s latest smart watches come with some interesting features which are essential for business:

Usage and Features

  • Google Smart watches come with cellular connectivity and thus enables a user to make calls or send messages without a phone. LG watch sport is first of its kind, very powerful and probably the best smartwatch ever developed. It’s easy to store and send encrypted files with help of Goldkey’s Secure Communicator App
  • Notifications from Google Smart Watch help to update users on emerging vacancies and about available inventory in store
  • Track work location, Reading, Shop online, track status or order food on the go
  • Eases upload, record, download and sharing the music on the go without help of assorted computing device
  • Apps like Highlight, allows you to know about people standing in your proximity before an introduction, if they have uploaded their details.
  • Apps like At Work, enables time management.You can record when you begin and end your work
  • Improved voice control, along with system provided “ok Google” feature helps in giving instructions thus speeding up any process. E.g. – Head Store manager can instruct Assistant Store Manager which in turn can instruct Floor Manager and Account Manager
  • Implementation of NFC functionality during Android Wear App Development has enabled a host of functions like quick customer authorization in gyms, scanning of promo codes for HoReCa market and car rental etc., just to name a few. It enables one click payments
  • Track fitness goals and share real time data with doctors with help of health monitoring and tracking app
  • Maps and GPS navigation allows you to keep you informed about location of your Business Meetings

Costing

It’s a big dubiety, after knowing all its jaw dropping features. But amazingly, it will cost nearly nothing. Its estimated cost will be somewhere around 60 British Pounds and onwards.

Future Perspective

Most interesting of all, Google’s applications like If this then that (IFTTT) informs you to reapply sunscreen if UV index is high outside, sends you a text message if your boss sends you an email, turns of light if you go out of room, turns on lights if you re-enter the room and more personalized responses for particular individual. With all these amazing features and more to come, it assures a bright future!

Summary

Support for tracing, emphasizing its ability to predict words, more options with watch faces, providing quick to-do-list, calendar appointments, calculator, weather forecast, messages, fitness app and crown buttons all in one place, enriches Android Wear 2.0 Update adorable and a smart option to leverage day to day business operations. It will be coming to smart watch models including LG Watch Style, LG Watch Sport, Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch, Asus ZenWatch 2, Marshal, Watch Urbane, Huawei, Moto 360 and 2nd Edition LTE.

Android’s Live Testing Apps by Google is a Next Step to Future

Apps are in vogue. They are a boon that makes life easier for everyone. They have changed life from being complex to easy. No wonder, wherever you are, you can pay, book, reserve, and chat at any point of time. Every day, Android Developers bring in some new changes and additions to them to make it reliable and worthy.

Google did marvelous job by introducing live testing of Google’s Instant apps. In the recent keynote at Google I/O, it introduced new services and tools, which will help organize life.

It lets you see the product at raw base and to make changes. Android Developers will be able to test run the apps without downloading them. With this move, Google claims that it will make easier for companies and Android Developers to administer the footprints.

Google has already started working on this function with some of the selected developers. They will include and involve more developers. Android App Development will see a new change, as they have to create modular apps. They will have to align with Google’s live testing Instant apps before it is launched in market.

The News for Enterprises

Enterprises have to manage lot of apps at one time – which can slow down the process. With this feature, enterprises can conduct many apps in sleek and easy manner.

Live testing of Google’s Instant Apps helps to create light Android apps. They can gel well with the web and let flexibility flow in. It will make it easy for them to juggle between the traffic at app and web together.

Some Points to Consider for Enterprises

The good news is surely making everyone happy. Contradictory but true, there are some things that can be proved fatal too for enterprises- such as increase in live testing apps can transfer more and more population towards app than web. Some enterprises can work through app but some still need web support due to bulk data. Coming time will call for enterprises to incorporate everything at one place or to divide it smartly.

Another reason to watch it out is constant comparison between app and web. It is going to be tricky yet comforting situation. The apps are at real help but it can be a threat to web. It is going to be real time revel of events. What will happen next is really wait the watch.

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