Google Assistant now available on iOS

Currently, Google Assistant is being used on over 100 million Android devices worldwide. Facebook has a similar offering in its Moments app.

Going forward, Google says every Android release will have a Go version. It features streamlined versions of Android and Google's core apps, along with a self-contained version of the Play Store, and enables Google's Data Saver feature by default.

For the previous year or so, Google has been reported to be working on a standalone virtual reality headset that wouldn't require display support from a smartphone or tethering with a PC.

Attendees at the Google I/O 2017 Conference.

We'll provide minute-by-minute updates of what Google CEO Sundar Pichai says on stage and what your Android phone will look like (software-wise) in four months.

Hands-free calling is one of Home's all-new features.

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The Assistant debuted a year ago on Google's own hardware, and the company has gradually extended the tool to devices from other manufacturers running on its Android operating system.

Being a developer preview, there are still many known problems, including Google Play Services slowdowns and system power management being completely disabled. These responses come in the form of apps like Google Maps or Calendar showing up on your phone or your television. Google also launched the Jump Start program, which is meant to get the Yi Halo into the hands of directors and other creatives in order to produce high-definition VR content.

Google's voice-based Assistant, unveiled at last year's I/O and released later in the year, competes with Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. We'll likely observe organizations to get the Assistant's compatibility to more number of smart home equipment and better courses for third-party designers to coordinate with Google's voice assistant. Users will also be able to point their phone at a router, and it will connect them based on the given password. It will host popular applications, like Google Maps and Spotify, but also control auto features like seat positioning and temperature. 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. Executives are also likely to detail plans for expanding the reach and capabilities of a voice-controlled digital assistant now available on some smartphones and an internet-connected speaker called Home.

The event is being held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California.

Apart from the above-mentioned products, Google is also expected to launch an affordable version of its DayDream VR technology.

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