Google I/O conference: What we're likely to see announced

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Currently, Google Assistant is being used on over 100 million Android devices worldwide. Both headsets are meant to be paired with smartphones and feature controllers that offer basic functionality and control for applications and games.

It includes rebuilt Google apps and a redesigned Play store for devices with less than 1 gigabyte of memory.

Google Home is gaining Bluetooth support, too.

Google I/O 2017 has been absolutely packed with announcements, but the company isn't done yet. Android O was announced earlier but tonight Google may talk about its user-related features and may announce a date for the beta testing of this new mobile operating system.

Google announced a "Lens" feature for its Assistant app that will tell you information about what's in front of your phone camera - what type of flower you're looking at, info about the restaurant across the street, etc. Lastly, we're also getting support from the free version of Spotify so that you don't need a Premium account to play music right off the Google Home. It's also found on Android devices and the Google Home speaker.

The developer preview has received a few updates since then, with the last one adding support for the Google Assistant SDK.

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Besides at this year's I/O Google will likely use the platform to talk more about the OS.

There are also new visuals and grouping of notifications that make it easier for users to see what's going on when viewing their notifications. The last of the Photos announcements was that starting next week, U.S. users will be able to order Photo Books consisting of selections from their libraries.

Google has enabled Android users to communicate with Google Assistant via text (Apple Siri texting was recently patented), beating Apple to market. Before this, it was only accessible on non-Pixel phones through Allo, which is Google's messaging app.

Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone in the form of a dedicated app, launching today. So Google will talk about this feature in the event. Google is also expected to unveil updates for the Android Auto platform for existing users and new systems that will deploy this add-on-Android Auto is expected to get significant usability tweaks, and wider compatibility.

Google Assistant, company's AI-based voice assistant will now be available for iPhones. Many of Google's products are also vying against similar offerings from other tech conglomerates like Amazon and Microsoft.

Wednesday's keynote takes place at an outdoor theater near the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters. The report further mentions that Google may only focus on the advancements and improvements of the Daydream platform if the launch of the headset is canceled.

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