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

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

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

The Coolest Things From Google I/O 2018

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  • Google Wants You to Put Down Your (No, Really)
  • Say Farewell to Android’s Familiar Navigation Buttons
  • Is Listening: No ‘Hey Google’ Needed
  • Lost? Google Will Use AR to Show You the Way
  • Play Rock, Paper, Scissors With This Google IoT Bo

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Android P

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

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

Presumably, it’ll do away with the “recent” button, lets you switch between apps. To access the function, you’ll instead swipe up on a -shaped icon. According to 9to5Google, the company has also decided to the back button occasionally disappear when the 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 apps from monitoring your smartphone’s activity and learning when other apps connecting to the internet.

Google started off as a provider, but the company has said its is in . Helping to lead that charge has been the -activated , is finding its way to more and more third-party .

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

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

Wear OS

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

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

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

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

Google Lens

One of the most promising the company unveiled at last ’s developer’s conference was Google Lens. It’s basically a that runs through 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, but in February, Google announced plans to bring it to more compatible smartphones.

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

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 from YouTube’s news 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 but incorporating its features into Google News.

The change is reportedly part of a Google push to consolidate all its news into one . 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.