I/O 2018: Discover Latest And Platform Innovations From !  Annual developer conference kicked off at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California , a nice festive ambiance where , investors, and developers 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  rebrands its Google Research division to Google AI. Google has increasingly focused R&D on vision, 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
  • Google Assistant Is Listening: No ‘’ Needed
  • Lost? Google Will AR to Show the Way
  • Play Rock, Paper, Scissors This Google IoT Bo

can watch the entire event on this video

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 displayed and paved the way for vendors to 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- navigation for Android P.

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

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

Google started off as a provider, but the company has said its future is in . 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 developers on board to its platform at the 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 new partnerships. On Monday, for example, JBL announced that the virtual assistant software 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 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 Watch$329.00 at Buy. “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with wearables and there’s more exciting ahead,” a Wear OS director Dennis Troper said at the .

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 the weather, your smartwatch will show you the current conditions, and display follow-up questions regarding the weather tomorrow over the weekend.

During the developer conference, Google will probably demo 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 that runs through your smartphone’s . Take a picture of a restaurant, flower, obscure word, and Google Lens will identify and pull up relevant information it.

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

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


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

The change is reportedly part of a Google to consolidate all its services into one brand. Whether 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 .