Google services make Android phone and PC even smarter

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

When artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be the new watchword, one needs to sign in to Google’s latest services, based on AI that entices to interact more with its deeper discover activity feed and its smarter search algorithm.

On September 4, Google celebrated its 20th birthday and announced its latest innovation of Google’s search algorithm to tap AI and make it more interactive. A smarter search history is one of the new features of Google services. On a desktop, CTRL+H is typically the process. The new service will provide the search box, in order to dig out a site one have searched it previously,  that will reveal cards that link back previous searches, “when it’s useful”, Google says. Google used “pick up where you left off” phrase, similarly like Microsoft to describe its new search features.

Diving into the ‘Lens’ of ‘Collections’ and ‘Discoveries’                                              

Google named ‘Collections’ to its new bookmark browser that keeps a collection of the topics searched previously which one might forget where and how to find. Instead of putting a webpage in a bookmark, or a folder of bookmarks, one can assign a search card to a ‘Collection’ of given topics. The feature also helps to organise the collection by editing and deleting them. One can share a post to a collection on an android or a tablet and can keep a track on who’s following their collection.

After Yahoo’s search algorithm to generate homepages based on one’s click or topic to explore, Google made its own feed and named it ‘Discover’. It will generate more clicks based upon the history and will suggest numerous topics to explore. The Google feed is accessible by clicking on the search box. A flower-like Discover icon will offer different ways of interacting with it and this control panel icon will push more or less content to the user’s feed according to their choice.

While Bing’s image search has lost its way which gave the ability to pull out elements of an image, such as a pair of shoes in a photo of a living room, Google Images called Lens, give more details or take action on the photo which is clicked. One can save the phone number or address to a contact from a photo of a business card or can add an event to their calendar from a flyer or event billboard’s photo. The Google Lens can work on any device with the latest version of Google Photos.

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Recently, Google has rolled out a desktop version of their Android messages app with additional features like a GIF- search button, Smart Replies, in-line link preview and a new copy button. Users who log into Android messages on a desktop will now be able to send and view SMS received on their Android smartphones using a PC.  With Android P, Google has put artificial intelligence and machine learning at the core of its operating system and focuses on digital wellbeing and simplicity, makes a smartphone smarter.

@Google services such as its image search and translation tools use sophisticated #machinelearning which allow #computers to see, listen and speak in much the same way as human do.” #ML #AI@SaleMove, commented on @Google ‏ Twitter handle.

“Interesting. I’m currently leaning towards a hybrid, Apple hardware and Google services. But someone bought me a Google Home, and it’s pretty awesome, especially compared to Siri. Their AI is so much better. So now I want Google Music for my Google Home. Step by step.”- @simonsmith, chief growth officer @benchsci,  commented on @Google ‏Twitter handle.

There are about 650 million mobile users in India, and just over 300 million of them have a smartphone, according to technology consultancy Counterpoint Research. According to Google’s estimation, 90pc of the country’s registered 135,000 publications don’t have a website.  Around 234 million Indians are internet users, and almost 60pc web is in country’s native languages, according to a new study by Google and KMPG.

The number of website users is expected to soar to 536 million by 2021, as Google added a new feature to Google Go, its search app, where users can access web pages in 28 native languages.


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