Android P will be the most secure version yet

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

Digital Wellbeing - your phone will let you know how many times you've been distracted by a notification, how many times you've unlocked it, and how many hours in total you've spent staring at its screen.

At its I/O 2018 event, .

Other than the new Dashboard app, Google is bringing updates to Do Not Disturb.

Starting Wednesday, six new voices will be offered through Google Assistant, including that of John Legend. Suffice to say, 2018 just got hell of a lot more interesting. In the same post, Google said that it has been implementing machine learning into nearly everything that it does over the past few years.

The Internet has been abuzz after the Google Duplex demo yesterday.

Check for an update and you should find the Android P beta waiting for you.

It's genuinely impressive, and for somebody like me who hates having to call people on the electric telephone, this could be life-changing.

The use of Google Assistant follows on from Volvo partnering with Google previous year to create an Android-based infotainment system with the Swedish manufacturer. This will enable frequent software updates and even help distribute them much faster.

Listening to Google Assistant in same voices can be boring at times.

If you use Google Assistant regularly, we don't need to tell you how annoying it is to keep on saying the hotword "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" repetitively to continue a conversation with the Assistant. You will be able to see the actual meaning of the text just by selecting it. The new voices will be arriving later this year, and Google says their creation is a testament to the progress the company has made on the way to representing many more accents and dialects in the future.

Also, if you want to dig deeper into a story, a new "Full Coverage" feature provides a complete picture of how that story is reported from a variety of sources. This feature is something the company is calling Google Duplex - a virtual assistant that was able to speak to a human working in a hair salon without any issue. With this feature, Assistant will be able to understand complex queries like "What's the weather like in NY and in Austin?" more easily.

As part of today's preview, Google showcased a few new features, including an improved search experience, which developers will have to support in their apps. As Google was quick to point out, it's not as simple as it might sound - the Assistant has to be able to understand syntax to properly answer questions, and often times this is trickier than simply separating two phrases on either side of the word "and".

Most of the new products and upgrades are created to ease tasks such as composing emails, making lists, navigating city streets and lessening the digital distractions that have increasingly addled people's lives as a result of previous tech industry innovations.