Wow, what an amazing Google I/O extended event it was!
This year google just flashed into New phones, a smart display, and more Google Assistant. In this total 2 hours Google IO 2019 live stream, it was worthwhile watching and seeing this beautiful new tech that is going to come up.
Those who don’t know what Google IO is? Then there is a quick definition: Google I/O (or simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California. I/O was inaugurated in 2008 and is organized by the executive team.
Google usually jumps between every year I / O to focus on hardware or software news, and this year brings more devices than we got from 2018. Now, after the keynote is wrapped, we can confirm some rumors from the past few months: the Pixel 3a is real, like the leaky screen of the Nest Hub Max. There are also many announcements about what will come from Android Q when it officially came to consumers later this year and some updates are coming soon for Google Assistant.
Some of the biggest news is:
1. Google Pixel 3a Sale is On!
This is the cheaper phone starts with the price range of 399 dollars with some great specs and design. Pixel 3a and 3a XL come with a headphone jack too. As always Pixel 3a comes with a great camera which is enhanced using more software rather than more use of hardware. The camera comes with features like Night Sight, Super Res Zoom, and portrait mode on both the rear- and front-facing shooters.
Due to the lower price, you won’t get a waterproof phone and wireless charging. Pixel 3a also giving unlimited access to google photos, which is also in high quality instead of full resolution.
Pixel 3a will come in three colors black, white, and purple-ish.
2. The Next Hub.
The next hub is a smart display with camera, Google announced that the Google Home channel will now be renamed under the Google Nest umbrella, and announced a new product for the channel: Nest Hub Max worth $ 229. This device is basically a combination of Nest cameras, Google Home Hub, and Google Home Max, which offers security cameras, smart displays and loudspeakers all in one gadget.
The most interesting thing about the device is that, unlike the Home Hub, it now has a camera built-in. The camera can also perform facial recognition to bring up personalized results between members of your family, with the company noting that processing happens locally, so no facial data is transmitted over the web. The Nest Hub Max will arrive later this summer.
3. Android Q.
In this Google IO they explained what new is going to come on Android Q. Android Q offers Dark theme for each and every Android app.
Earlier they released Digital Well being, but they updated this setting with Focus Mode. A focus mode helps you to select apps you want to avoid during your work hours. And Families will also be able to immediately link accounts between parents and children, so parents can set limits on the application to see what their children spend most often.
4. Android Will Show You Live Caption of Each and Every Video.
Google brings live caption or subtitle update to all videos, you will be able to see subtitles of a short video floating, you will be able to see live captions or subtitles during video chat. The company said it was made for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but some people might also use this when they watch videos in public and want to maintain low volume or when they are on the phone.
Live caption is also added to phone call adding a live transcription of the current conversation for those you cannot hear properly.
5. Google Maps Incognito Mode.
Google is always trying to minimize location tracking, That’s why they added an incognito mode for personal searches. This will be available on both web and application. This will even allow the user to delete their location data between periods of every three to 18 months.
After the wrap, we got to understand that these are all confirmed and latest updates coming within this month. And There will be update on Google Lens too. Each and everything will get smarter. Google is even trying to help disabled people more adding much more updates for them. Keep Googling.