You may not know because you are a fan of Apple and not Google, but yesterday there was a conference for Google, which corresponds to a conference Apple for developers The conference is called Google I/O 2022, in which it revealed the latest technical development at the level of the Android system, applications and programs, and announced new Pixel phones, a Pixel watch, a Pixel tablet, and Pixel glasses for augmented reality, and here are the highlights of the opening speech of the conference.
openedSundar PichaiCEO, Google, gave the conference keynote by highlighting Google's efforts during COVID-19, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and other times of crisis throughout the year. He pointed out that tools such as Google Translate have helped greatly in improving people's lives. He stated that Google has added 24 new languages to the translation, which is spoken by more than 300 million people.
Google Maps gets new features
Pichai also reveals that Google Maps is now revealing more buildings in regions in Africa, as well as other countries such as India and Indonesia using the latest advanced technology under a new maps trial called "Ultimate View".
This feature allows users to choose cities, check weather forecasts, hear local traffic and even check inside local cafes, all right from Google Maps. Google Cloud Stream will allow this feature to run on any smartphone.
Google Maps is also getting green road guidance, which is already available in the US and Canada, and will now be available in more regions later this year.
YouTube gets some new video navigation options "DeepMind's multimedia technology is now being rolled out to 10 times as many auto-breaking videos, and speech recognition will be used to create video scripts for all iOS and Android users." Translated captions are automatically expanded.
New feature in Google Docs
A useful new feature is coming in Google Docs that will allow entire documents to be summarized automatically, Pichai also revealed that the feature will also be coming to other Google services. If you have to read a 25-page document and you are short on time, this feature will come in handy.
Google is also bringing transcription and summarization to Meet, and he will get improved audio and video quality through Project Starline.
The service also gets studio-quality lighting effects that help control the lighting, adjust the lighting of windows on one side of the face, or adjust the darker side of the face due to ambient lighting, especially during video conferencing.
Google search gets new features
Senior Vice President Prabhakar Raghavan briefed the public on new updates and improvements in Google search. He announced a new feature, Multiple Search near me, which will allow users to take pictures and ask questions about them at the same time. The idea of taking a picture and saying “Where can I buy this” is very helpful. And it's a powerful idea to be able to look for things you can't describe.
The feature is backed by millions of photos and reviews by other users. The feature will be launched later this year and will add more languages later.
Scene exploration feature
Google's new landscape exploration features will allow users to scan multiple items at once in a single real-time image scan. The feature will then provide users with relevant information without having to search for it individually, helping you buy and rate the best product, for example.
Scene Exploration might be a good AR demo for absolutely anyone, Google claims.
Skin tone scale
Dr. Ellis Monk of Harvard University collaborated with Google to develop a 10-point skin tone scale to understand and represent skin tone in Google searches. This helps people of all skin colors find relevant results.
Women can search for “bridal makeup looks,” and you can filter by skin tones to get results related to your skin tone, which is great.
And Google will make the Monk Scale open source to make it available to all of its users. Which helps it reach more developers and users of their own tools.
Google will also release Real Tone filters later this year in Google Photos, which allow filters for specific skin tones.
In the coming months, Google will have a standard for classifying images by attributes such as skin tone, hair color and texture.
See and speak feature
Google announced the "Look and Talk" feature, and forgoing the "Hey Google" voice command every time you talk to Assistant devices, users will be able to look at the Nest Hub Max and start talking. The feature will use real-time face matching and voice matching to get faster results without having to launch Google Assistant and say "Hey Google" separately first. Every time they need to ask a question.
The feature will also work fully on the device, so the face and voice data on users' devices will remain safe. This is powered by six different machine learning models, processing more than 100 signals to detect whether you're looking at the camera or just peeking. It is also designed to work efficiently with all people.
Users can now set alarms, set time, control lights, and do more on Pixel and Nest devices, without saying "Hey Google." Users can choose which express phrases they want to enable on their device. This is a step towards making the conversations between its users and their devices as natural as possible.
LaMDA 2 develops the most conversational AI
LaMDA was developed last year by Google as an AI app for open conversations, and now it introduces LaMDA 2. LaMDA helps keep conversations on track and not divert from one topic to another while giving users useful information about the topic at hand.
LaMDA 2 powers new features including the ability to speak in real time on any topic of interest, and will also be able to generate user tips.
Google also revealed its developments with PaLM that open up new possibilities including real-time answering of questions while translating into other languages.
Google is allocating $10 billion to improve user security over the Internet. Google services will now also provide better protection against phishing attempts, automatically detect them and move the user to security automatically. Google is also improving multi-factor authentication with easy-to-use one-click authentication that eliminates six-digit codes.
Google is also taking initiatives towards making passwordless login a reality. It's also working with companies like VISA and MasterCard to roll out Virtual Cards, a new feature that keeps your card details safe during online transactions.
My Ad Center feature
My Ad Center will give users more control over the ads they see across YouTube, search, and other Google services. Users can choose which categories they want to see more or less ads from.
Google has also introduced new content renewal policies that will help users address issues such as their personal contact details being publicly visible on Google search. The feature will be available in the Google app in the next few months.
Google announced Android 13, and it will focus on key new areas such as privacy and user security. With improved work with devices with large screens and foldable screens, now enabling smart features that make the most of additional screen space. Google will also update more than 20 apps such as YouTube Music, Messages and Maps to work better with large screens and foldable devices.
Google also announced a new Google Wallet that securely stores your payment cards. The wallet app can now also store other important documents such as digital IDs such as driver's licenses and more. The app will be rolling out to Android and WearOS devices in the coming weeks.
Google Pixel 6A phone
Google announced the Pixel 6A phone, priced at $ 449, and it comes with a 6.1-inch screen, an aluminum frame, a dual-camera system, a 12.2-megapixel main camera with Real Tone technology, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. It comes with a Magic eraser feature for image processing where you can delete anything from the image and keep the background, and make the colors of unwanted objects blend in more with the surrounding environment, and the phone is powered by the same Tensor 5G chip in the same architecture as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.
The Pixel 6A also gets Live Translate and a Titan M2 security chip. The phone also gets an under-display fingerprint scanner and 5 years of security updates. The phone will be available from July 21 and will be available in three colors.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones
Google also highlighted the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro series. She stated that the new phones will come with a new design from recycled aluminum, the triple camera system, the Android 13 update, and the next generation of the Tensor processor. More details about these phones will be available soon.
Google Pixel Buds Pro headphones
Google has announced the Pixel Buds Pro headphones that offer active noise cancellation with a new dedicated audio processor, and will come with a transparency mode when users want to hear what's happening outside. It will provide a battery life of up to 11 hours or 7 hours with the active noise cancellation feature turned on.
Integration with Google Assistant will also be a highlight of the new earbuds. It will support multi-point connectivity to compatible phones, tablets, laptops, and TVs. A spatial audio update will come later this year which will obviously only work on Pixel phones. God I love the headphone lock.
The earbuds will also get Spatial Audio surround sound via an update later this year. The Google Find My Device app will also be able to locate the Pixel Buds Pro when it goes missing.
The headset will be available in four colors, $199, and pre-orders available July 21.
google pixel watch
Then Google talked about its first watch, inside and out, and said it will be available this fall with the Pixel 7. The watch has a round design, a digital touch crown, and is made of stainless steel. The watch contains all the features that leading smart watches have, such as health and fitness, heart rate measurement and sleep tracking.
google pixel tablet
She said she is working on it now and it is scheduled for release in 2023.
Google glasses for instant translation
Then the talk moved about Google glasses that use augmented reality for simultaneous translation, and a video was shown showing what Google glasses for augmented reality can do for a multilingual family, and how to provide an interpretation, intelligently, as when a person speaks, a text appears in front of you in the glasses for what he spoke with a translator for your language.