Developers and press gathered today at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, for the annual ritual known as Google I/O.Are you ready for a Google overdose?
It s based on existing technology, including Google Now.The assistant will power Google s upcoming Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home, as well as its new mobile messaging app, Allo.
It s voice-activated and available across devices, but the interface is packaged like a chatbot — similar to, say, Facebook Messenger s M.Read morePowered by Google Assistant, Google s Home looks sort of like the company s OnHub router, introduced earlier this year.
The new app will be available later this summer.Read moreA companion to the new Allo messaging app, Duo is Google s new FaceTime challenger.Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted, Google engineering manager Erik Kay said.
The Chinese publisher and developer announced that it is making a game for Daydream, the new mobile VR platform.
That number is up from 50 billion in 2014, or a 30 percent increase.Read moreAndroid Studio 2.2 preview is the latest version of Android s integrated development environment IDE .