Google I/O 2016: Quick Recap

May 19, 2016 - 7:20 am 15 by
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Google I/O 2016

As you know, Google I/O is now, the keynote was yesterday and the theme to sum it up is around talking to Google and Google giving you the answers and completing the tasks you asked for. The main Google blog summed up the main announcements from Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo and Duo, Android N, Wear, VR, and Instant Apps and Firebase.

We already covered the Firebase stuff here but the Google Assistant is where it is at. It is basically all you know already about how voice search works on Google, being conversational and all but Google's vision to do more with it.

So you ask about movies and it doesn't just tell you about it but gets you tickets to see the movie, puts those tickets on your phone, automatically reminds you when to leave and puts the driving directions on Android Auto. It does things for you, like Bing has been talking about when they first launched, "task completion," but something that actually can work.

Google is bringing this not just to your phone or car but also to your home with Google Home. Like the Echo, but Google made:

  • Get answers from Google (the power of Search).
  • Enjoy music and entertainment throughout your house really easily (the power of Google Cast).
  • Multi-room experience, can cast audio and video to house or individual room.
  • Manage everyday tasks like adding an appointment to your calendar, book a flight (the power of Google products).

Here is a demo:

It is coming at the end of this year.

Anyway, you should catch up on all of this over here or watch the keynote below:

Forum discussion at Google+.


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