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

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

Just at 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 networks.

The Coolest Things From Google I/O 2018

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

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Android P

Google will no doubt show off more features in the next version of Android, codenamed P. In March, the first developer preview of Android P arrived; it revamped the way notifications are displayed and paved the way for vendors to build 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-screen navigation bar for Android P.

Presumably, it’ll do away with the “recent” button, which lets switch between apps. To access the function, you’ll instead swipe up on a pill-shaped 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.  spotted a change to the operating system that will prevent third-party apps from monitoring your smartphone’s network activity and learning when other apps are connecting to the internet.

Artificial Intelligence

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

Google I/O 2018 represents a chance for the tech giant to bring more on board 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 assistant software coming to a hybrid smart speaker/TV hub called the JBL Link Bar.

Wear OS

The hype around Android- smartwatches has faded, but 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 owners, who have been gravitating to the Apple $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 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 ask about the weather, your smartwatch will show 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 ones slated to arrive in the future.

One of the most promising the company unveiled at last year’s developer’s conference was Google Lens. It’s basically a engine that runs through your smartphone’s camera. Take a picture of a restaurant, flower, or obscure word, and 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 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 will be mentioned at Google I/O 2018 year.

Google News

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

The change 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 more breaking down about what Google I/O 2018 in a couple of days.