Google I/O 2018: The Latest Product And Platform Innovations ! The Annual developer conference kicked off Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, , with a nice festive ambiance where people, investors, and developers were cheerful waiting to learn the latest product and platform innovations Google. 

So fat for is what Google announcements on Keynote Day 1 revealed.

Just the beginning of the keynote, Google announced the company rebrands its Google Research division to Google AI. Google has increasingly focused R&D on computer vision, natural language processing, and neural .

The Coolest Things I/O 2018

  • Hate Making Phone Calls? The Google Assistant Can Do It
  • Google Teases AI-Enhanced Pics, Emails That Write Themselves
  • Google Wants You to Put Down Your Phone (No, Really)
  • Say Farewell to Android’s Navigation Buttons
  • Google Assistant Is Listening: No ‘Hey Google’ Needed
  • Lost? Google Maps Will AR to You the
  • Play Rock, Paper, Scissors With Google IoT Bo

You can watch the entire event on video

Android P

Google will no doubt off more features the next version of Android, codenamed P. March, the first developer preview of Android P arrived; it revamped the notifications are displayed and paved the  for vendors to build smartphones that cop the iPhone X’s infamous “notch.”

The user interface on Android may also get a tweak. April, Google accidentally revealed a redesigned on-screen navigation bar for Android P.

Presumably, it’ll do away with the “recent” button, which lets you switch between . To access the function, you’ll instead swipe up on a -shaped home icon. According to 9to5Google, the company has also decided to make the back button occasionally disappear when the phone goes idle.

During Google I/O 2018, the company may also highlight features coming to Android P. Developers spotted a change to the operating that will prevent third-party from monitoring your smartphone’s network activity and learning when other are connecting to the internet.

Artificial Intelligence

Google started off as a search engine provider, the company has said its future is in artificial intelligence. Helping to lead that charge has been the voice-activated Google Assistant, which is finding its  to more and more third-party products.

Google I/O 2018 represents a chance for the tech giant to bring more developers on board to its platform at the when Amazon’s Alexa has been reaching into homes the company’s Echo smart speakers.

So don’t be surprised to hear upcoming features  Google Assistant, along with partnerships. On Monday, for example, JBL announced that the virtual assistant is coming to a hybrid smart speaker/TV hub called the JBL Link Bar.

Wear OS

The hype Android- smartwatches has faded, Google isn’t giving up on the technology. In March, it changed the name of its OS for wearables from “Android Wear” to “Wear OS.”

Google implied it did  to avoid alienating iPhone , who have been gravitating to the Apple Watch$329.00 at Best Buy. “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and there’s more exciting work ahead,” a Wear OS director Dennis Troper said at the .

Days before Google I/O 2018, the company announced new features for Wear OS, including updates to the Google Assistant. The voice-activated assistant will now offer more responses to your questions. For instance, if you ask about the weather, your smartwatch will you the current conditions, and display follow-up questions regarding the weather tomorrow or over the weekend.

During the developer conference, Google will probably demo these features, and preview new ones slated to arrive in the future.

Google Lens

One of the most promising products the company unveiled at last year’s developer’s conference was Google Lens. It’s basically a search engine that runs your smartphone’s . Take a picture of a restaurant, flower, or obscure word, and Google Lens will identify and pull up relevant information about it.

The product was initially limited to the company’s Pixel phones, in February, Google announced plans to bring it to more compatible smartphones.

Although the technology isn’t always accurate, it does present a game-changing way to do hands-free searches over your smartphone. LG said in a recent press release that “more details” about Google Lens will be mentioned at Google I/O 2018 this year.

Google News

The company is also reportedly going to talk up a redesign to its Google News service. According to AdAge, the revamp will more video from ’s news section and load articles from media publishers faster. The company is also shutting down its Google Newsstand app a product that compiles news into a digital magazine but incorporating its features into Google News.

The change is reportedly part of a Google push to consolidate all its news services into one brand. Whether it makes for easier reading and a better experience, we’ll have to see.

We will bring you more breaking down about what Google I/O 2018 in a couple of days.