Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

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We're guessing hundreds of millions but at this week's Google I/O Conference, the tech giant announced that there are already two billion monthly active devices.

On the developer side of things, Google has introduced a brand new "release dashboard". So Android O will include so-called "wise limits" that will monitor the amount of energy and power that each app is using, and limit an app's access to those resources if it is hogging them. Once it stumbles across something that does not abide with Google's guidelines, Play Protect will help you get rid of the app from your device altogether.

Here's the story: Google decided not to give its intelligent assistant a name like Siri or Alexa or Cortana or whatever.

Here's a 1 percenter problem: I have both an Amazon Echo and a Google Home in our apartment, and so I could theoretically use whichever one is better.

Google Assistant is arguably smarter than iOS's own virtual assistant Siri, thanks to Google's machine learning capabilities and its fluid integration with other Google apps. Google Assistant also comes with many various third-party integrations.

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Operating system optimisations will make the boot time on Android twice as fast, according to Google, while "extensive changes to runtime" will make all Android apps faster by default. This new typing ability would be useful if you are in a situation where you can not speak, such as at work in a meeting or at night when you are in bed.

The Assistant debuted a year ago on Google's own hardware, and the company has gradually extended the tool to devices from other manufacturers running on its Android operating system. There are also more than 50 new experiences available for users to try from a variety of developers, such as HotPads, Jet, the New York Times, Vimeo, and One Football.

This feature will use Google's existing Chromecast streaming device which plugs into a TV and enables users to send content from mobile devices and laptops to the screen. We are about to see Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, and Brazilian come to the Assistant.

By the end of the year, the system will understand Italian, Spanish and Korean, Google said. This will make it much more user-friendly for people in other countries, and likely will increase the worldwide use of the feature. If you are wondering what's the procedure, then head over to the story which we covered earlier today where we have explained how to install Android O Beta on your eligible devices.

Google has chose to make it easier for users to make payments. Google has launched a separate application in iPhone app store. "We are focused on applying AI to solving problems".

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