5 of the best things from Google I/O 2018

Google has got some truly amazing things lined up for our mobile lives…
by
5 of the best things from Google I/O 2018

Our pick of I/O 2018

I/O 2018, Google’s annual developer conference, is over for another year. It was an event packed with major announcements, and it gave us some great insights into the features that Google will be launching shortly. So, now that the dust has settled, lets take a look at the things we’re most looking forward to.

Google Assistant will make calls for you

Google Assistant is going to be capable of doing lots more – even making phone calls on your behalf. With the help of new technology known as Duplex, it’ll be able call up a restaurant, speak to a real person and make a reservation. We heard a demo of it in action during the event, and it really is incredible.

Google Maps will show you where to go

You’ll be using the power of AR to find your way about shortly. If you’re stuck for directions, all you’ll need to do is go into Google Maps and hold your phone up. You’ll see a street view on your phone’s display, along with signs and arrows telling you where to go.

Google Photos will be all about sharing

Suggested Actions is a new Google Photos feature that identifies friends or family members in photos, and then offers to share the photo with them. A quick button press will be all that it takes.

Gmail will help you write emails

Smart Compose is coming to Gmail. Think of it as the next generation of predictive text. Rather than just suggesting words, it’ll come up with entire sentences for you to slot into your emails. Not only will you have to type less, you’ll also be able to send emails quicker.

Google will take better care of you

Android P, Google’s new operating system, will come with some thoughtful features that focus on your ‘digital wellbeing’. These include an app timer to remind you how long you're spending on the likes of Fortnite, and a wind-down feature that turns on night mode at a pre-set time. You’ll also be able to schedule your own breaks, allowing you to step away from your phone and do something else instead (it’ll be tough, we know).

And there you have it - our favourite moments from Google I/O 2018. Did you follow the event yourself? What was your favourite announcement? Who will you ask Duplex to call? Post a comment below and share your thoughts.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
You can now give your Google account a Star Wars makeover. But will you choose to become part of the
After starting life in the States, Google Home has finally made its way to the UK. This is everythin
If you don't know your Siri from your Alexa, we've put together this guide to virtual assistants, to

13 May, 2020
Fancy a shiny new Android smartphone but don't want to break the bank? We've rounded...
4 May, 2020
The Huawei P40 smartphone camera is packed with AI tech to take your photos to the...
1 May, 2020
How will 5G change the way we watch movies and we it be for the better? From faster...
30 March, 2020
In the market for a new smartphone? We’ve rounded up all Carphone Warehouse’s 5G-connected...
27 March, 2020
Looking for a next-level camera for perfect pictures and super smooth video? Then...

13 May, 2020
Fancy a shiny new Android smartphone but don't want to break the bank? We've rounded...
4 May, 2020
The Huawei P40 smartphone camera is packed with AI tech to take your photos to the...
1 May, 2020
How will 5G change the way we watch movies and we it be for the better? From faster...
30 March, 2020
In the market for a new smartphone? We’ve rounded up all Carphone Warehouse’s 5G-connected...
2 March, 2020
We want to make sure you're up to date with all the latest smartphones, so we'll...
13 February, 2020
Open up in style with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Get the specs, features and pre-order...
18 November, 2019
Looking for a new phone with a great camera? The Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 might be...
5 November, 2019
Excited for the Moto G8 Plus and Moto One Macro? Get the latest specs and features...
2 October, 2019
Love watching movies and Netflix on your phone? The Sony Xperia 5 might just be your...
18 September, 2019
iOS 13 is the latest update to Apple's operating system, and it's packed with great...
28 July, 2019
We often take our high-speed broadband connections for granted, but where did it...
28 June, 2019
If you use dating apps, use our tips to secure your match, from creating a great...