I/O 2018: Discover Latest And Platform Innovations From !  Annual developer conference kicked off at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, , with a nice festive ambiance where , investors, and were cheerful waiting to latest and 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 Google Research division to Google AI. Google has increasingly focused R&D on vision, natural language processing, and neural .

The Coolest Things From Google I/O 2018

  • Hate Making Calls? The Google Assistant Can Do It
  • Google Teases AI-Enhanced Pics, Emails That Write Themselves
  • Google Wants to Put Down Your (No, Really)
  • Say Farewell to Android’s Familiar Navigation Buttons
  • Google Assistant Is Listening: No ‘’ Needed
  • Lost? Will Use AR to Show the Way
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors With This 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 user 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 you switch between apps. To the function, you’ll instead swipe up on a new pill-shaped home icon. to 9to5Google, the company has also decided to make the back button occasionally disappear when the goes idle.

During Google I/O 2018, the company may also highlight some new privacy 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 as a engine provider, but the company has said its is in artificial intelligence. Helping to lead that has been the voice-activated Google Assistant, which is 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 to its platform at the time when ’s 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 new partnerships. On Monday, for , JBL announced that the virtual assistant is coming to a hybrid smart speaker/TV hub called the JBL Link Bar.

Wear OS

The hype around 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 been gravitating to the Apple Watch$329.00 at Best . “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and ’s more exciting ahead,” a Wear OS director Dennis Troper said at the time.

before Google I/O 2018, the company announced some 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 follow-up questions regarding the weather tomorrow or the weekend.

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

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

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

Although the  isn’t always accurate, it does present a game-changing way to do hands- searches 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 up a redesign to its Google News service. to AdAge, the revamp will feature more video from ’s news section and load articles from 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 of a Google push to consolidate all its news into one . it for easier reading and a better experience, we’ll to see.

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