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Android O beta update now rolling out

Android O beta update now rolling out

Google is finally waving a goodbye to weird emoji which are present in Android and new emojis will be launched to next version of Android dubbed as Android O. Android Go phones will also come with well-optimised and lighter versions of key Google services so that the overall experience on a budget phone with low-end hardware is good.

It will also consist of specially designed Google apps, like YouTube Go, Chrome and Gboard-to use less memory, storage space and mobile data.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about Google Lens and updates to the Google Assistant during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference on Wednesday in Mountain View, California. Android O Beta Program is now available for the public with the new Developer Preview 2 release. The equivalent of Alexa's "skills", this feature lets users interact with third-party apps via the Assistant.

Facebook and Microsoft's Skype have already released apps that are optimized to run smoothly on Android Go. The user will be asked to login to their Google account. Also, Google hasn't revealed the exact timing of the devices or the partners with whom it will be working. Users will also have the option to choose which quality to play the video in even before playing it so that it won't consume much data. The Assistant's role in these is so users can give vocal commands and questions, such as telling it to preheat the oven, or asking how many cleaning pods are left in the dishwasher.

This ski resort in Colorado just pulled down a foot of powder
The highest reported snow total was 38.5 inches (97.79 centimetres) near Ward, Colorado, the National Weather Service said. Grouse Mountain in British Columbia just reopened after a storm brought about 10 new inches of white stuff.

Google's vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has "the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind", Xinhua reported on Thursday. Many of Google's products are also vying against similar offerings from other tech conglomerates like Amazon.com and Microsoft.

For employees, Google Play Protect helps them take more control over their security and allows them to work confidently and productively without worrying about harmful apps.

With over two billion Android devices used worldwide and people constantly checking mails, updating apps, downloading games and watching movies, this move by Google is seen as a way of guaranteeing the security of one's device.


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