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

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

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 vision, natural language processing, and neural networks.

The Coolest Things From Google I/O 2018

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

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Google will no doubt more features in the next version of , codenamed P. In March, the first developer preview of 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 on Android may also get tweak. In April, Google accidentally revealed  redesigned on-screen navigation bar for Android P.

Presumably, it’ll do away with the “recent” button, which lets you switch between apps. To access the function, you’ll instead swipe up on new pill-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 new privacy features coming to Android P. Developers 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 off as a search engine provider, but 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 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  Google Assistant, along with new partnerships. On Monday, for example, JBL announced that the virtual assistant software is coming to a hybrid smart speaker/TV hub called the JBL Bar.

Wear OS

The hype Android-based smartwatches has faded, but Google isn’t giving up on the . In March, it changed the name 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 Apple Watch$329.00 at Best Buy. “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and there’s 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, 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 show you the current conditions, and display -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 Google Lens. It’s basically a search engine that runs through your smartphone’s camera. Take a picture of a restaurant, flower, or obscure word, and Google Lens will identify and pull up relevant information about it.

The product 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 -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 feature 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 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. 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.