Google I/O 2017: 'Android O' beta version released

Audrey Hill
May 26, 2017

Android Pay is already available in 10 markets, but Google won't stop until the mobile payment service reaches millions of new customers. The Android Go is its refined version for the entry-level phones.

Did you enroll in the Android O Beta Program that launched yesterday? In addition to iPhone support, perhaps the most intriguing new skill is the Google Lens, which makes the Assistant even more powerful by unleashing its artificial intelligence algorithm on the photos you take with your smartphone's camera.

"Android O" would bring more fluid experiences to the devices as well as improvements to areas of the phone called "vitals" like battery life and security. Since yesterday was the Keynote speech and most of the bigger announcements happened on the first day, today has seen less announcements in general and ones that weren't as monumental for the world of Google and Android. Google Play Protect is a "comprehensive security services" package for Android devices that'll monitor behavior and protect your data. "There will also be a wide range of cultural, language and educational backgrounds you'll need to consider".

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In the upcoming months, we'll also enable people in the U.S.to send or receive payments via the Google Assistant.

Although in most cases, these are useless apps given the fact that seem to inspire confidence among users, they are very popular and it seems that with protect Google is trying to keep users away from the so called Android virus scanners that in most cases are nothing more than snake oil.

As of late 2016, 95 percent of the world's 7 billion-plus population now has access to cellular coverage and "there are nearly as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people on earth", according to the International Telecommunication Union's "Measuring the Information Society" report.

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