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Editorial: Assistant is the key to Google’s Android Automotive project

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Google spent much of the I/O 2017 keynote talking about machine learning. In fact, we heard the phrase "AI first" as a description of Google's current plans. You probably have a little sliver of Google's AI capabilities in your pocket right now—Google Assistant. There's one place in particular Google really wants Assistant to live, and that's in your car.

Voice commands in general are extremely well-suited to the car, so it should come as no surprise that Google had two Assistant-infused "Android Automotive" demos on-hand at I/O—one from Volvo (above) and another from Audi.

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Editorial: Assistant is the key to Google's Android Automotive project was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: You can automatically enable WiFi near trusted networks, and it now works in DP2

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The Android beta program gives us a chance to see the latest features of Android, some of which don't actually work yet. That was the case when the first developer preview came out with an option to automatically switch WiFi on when you get near a trusted network. The toggle was non-functional in the first dev preview, but it works in DP2.

This option is available in Network and internet > WiFi > WiFi Preferences.

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Android O feature spotlight: You can automatically enable WiFi near trusted networks, and it now works in DP2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: VolumeShaper lets audio apps perform cross fades, fade-outs, and more

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Android has a long and complicated history with audio output, but Google has been improving audio on Android with higher quality sound and lower latency. In Android O, developers will have a new tool to perform audio transitions and effects.

Apps can, of course, do these audio transitions now, but they're using third-party tools. Android O will bring a class called VolumeShaper that can be configured with a few lines of code to automatically apply your desired transition based on a volume curve, interpolator type, and duration.

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Android O feature spotlight: VolumeShaper lets audio apps perform cross fades, fade-outs, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Graphics drivers can be updated from the Play Store in Android O

Friday, May 19th, 2017

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A pretty nifty new feature was talked about at last night's Android Fireside Chat. In addition to the other O features and the rest of the announcements at I/O, it was revealed that we'll soon be able to update our graphics drivers through the Play Store. This is a feature that is presumably only going to be present in O. There's no word yet on the specifics as to how that might work, or which OEMs or chipset manufacturers might be interested in taking advantage of it, but as of yesterday we know it's coming.

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Graphics drivers can be updated from the Play Store in Android O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O Dev Preview 2 swaps around WiFi and cellular status icons for some reason

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Google is always making little tweaks to the UI during the developer previews, but there's usually a reason. The new Android O preview inexplicably swaps the cellular and WiFi indicators around in the status bar. It's very weird to see.

In Nougat, DP1, and earlier, the WiFi icon is to the left of the cell icon. That's nice because the angle of the WiFi icon and the slope of the signal line up closely—they nest together.

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Android O Dev Preview 2 swaps around WiFi and cellular status icons for some reason was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant gets an app directory with categories and sample commands

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Until now, the only place you could see all the apps with Assistant support was the gigantic scrolling list in the Home app. With the updated Assistant implementation rolling out today, you can finally check out what Assistant has to offer in a more sane way. It's got an app directory now.

We've been expecting something like this to show up for a while. The app directory is accessible via the blue button in the upper right of the Assistant UI (it might be a drawer, we're not really sure).

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Google Assistant gets an app directory with categories and sample commands was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant on Android now has query history that you can edit or delete

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Google is in the process or rolling out typing input for Assistant on Android phones, which was announced on day one of I/O. When you get it, there will be a few more goodies that Google's didn't see fit to talk about. It turns out there is a full editable history of what you say to Assistant.

Prior to this change, Assistant would only show you queries from your current session.

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Google Assistant on Android now has query history that you can edit or delete was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Here are all the Instant Apps announced at Google I/O

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Instant apps were announced one year ago at Google I/O 2016, but only now are they rolling out to large amount of users. Now any developer can make instant apps, and Google showed off a massive list of them at a session earlier today (seen above).

Some of the highlights include Vimeo for watching videos, Jet for shopping, Periscope for watching live streams, The Weather Channel, and even the New York Times crossword puzzle.

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Here are all the Instant Apps announced at Google I/O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is preparing Daydream 2.0, Chrome VR, and new tools for virtual/augmented reality developers

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

In all of the hubbub of yesterday's I/O keynote, Google took some time to mention a few changes and additions coming to Daydream and Tango, its virtual and augmented reality platforms respectively. While we got some interesting news about Standalone and WorldSense, Google has revealed more information about what we can expect from the future of VR/AR.

There isn't a whole ton of new information at the moment, but I've split things up so that you can find what catches your fancy.

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Google is preparing Daydream 2.0, Chrome VR, and new tools for virtual/augmented reality developers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google announces new developer tools for watch face complications and wearable UI design

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Google changed a lot about how Android Wear works in the 2.0 update. So much, in fact, it had to push back the release by several months. At I/O today, Google has announced some new developer tools that will lead to better watch face complications and wearable-friendly UI designs.

Complications are the small data displays on your watch face, and Wear 2.0 brought support for third-party complications. Developers now have better tools to build those objects.

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Google announces new developer tools for watch face complications and wearable UI design was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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