Android O 2017 Top 5 Features, Changes, Release Date

Google announced all of its updates and new features on this year's I/O keynote. Android Go devices will also include a modified version of the Google Play Store which will highlight applications like Facebook Lite, Skype Lite or Line Camera that have been optimized to work on lower-end devices. Perhaps the most significant feature is that Home users will be able to make hands-free phone calls, through the device. Strangely, that page is still listed as "Android Device Manager" in a Google Search for "google find my device". The availability of the AI might be limited on the iOS devices but that is certainly not the case for Android users.

Android O: fluid experiences to help you do more Android O, coming later this year, will bring more fluid experiences to your smaller screen, as well as improvements to areas of the phone called "vitals" like battery life and security.

Until yesterday, the Android Device Manager service sat silently in the Administrator section of most Android devices' settings apps waiting to be enabled and if enabled, quietly gathering crucial information on the device's whereabouts.

If you're on a budget, can'tuse a lot of mobile data, or just like to keep things simple, a super-powered smartphone like the Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel XL doesn't make a lot of sense. "And Smart Text Selection improves copy and paste", the compnay said in a statement. "They specify what they want to order - Panera might even suggest some drinks they might want to go with that order - and then the user is able to complete that transaction using the cards in their Google Account and authenticate with their fingerprint".

Android Go will arrive with the upcoming Android O in the fall.

In October 2016, Google launched Daydream View, a VR headset that's comfortable and easy to use. "Every app is different, but we've seen with our early partners that with the latest tools, instant app development typically takes about 4-6 weeks".

Google had stated a few days back about the possibility of Google Assistant being available on the iPhone.

It will first be available as part of Google's voice-controlled digital assistant _ which bears the straightforward name "Google Assistant" - and Photos app.

Vanessa Coleman