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Google Launches Android Go for 'Next Billion' Smartphone Users

19 May 2017

@CNBC is now available on eligible Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well as via the Google Assistant app on iPhones running version 9.1+. In order to make an app Instant, developers will have to rework their apps to be modular and compatible with deep links. Developers are required to modularise their app, splitting the app into modules allowing functions to work independently of the full app.

Android O, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, will be released this summer, the firm said.

Pichai says that there are also a number of high-tech research applications: has worked with researchers to develop machine learning approaches that can detect breast cancer spread and even starting to sequence the human genome.

A lightweight version of Android dubbed Android Go was also introduced. Deliveroo, one of the group of select developers who were given a chance to preview Google Play App Signing, saw its Android app shrink by 36 percent - from 13.6MB before to 9.1MB after.

Artificial intelligence is all the rage at the moment. For those that are fond of the digital assistant that Google has baked into the Pixel and Pixel XL, if you ever need to send money to a friend things are about to get a whole lot easier.

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Google Assistant on an iPhone. Fortunately, Google has seen the light and emojis of Android O will have a more conventional look.

As part of the News feature for the Google Assistant, CNBC also provides market and business news updates from CNBC Radio and On-Air Stocks Editor Bob Pisani.

An image of a basket of fruit shot with Google Lens, said Dollete, might bring up nutritional information, known allergies, plant species, etc., but Pinterest Lens, drawing from a user's lifestyle images, might bring up more accurate information about what a user might be looking for, like kitchen interiors.

With a difference of 21 pounds less at the price of 129 pounds, Google Home has its place on the shelves of Currys, Maplin, PC World, John Lewis and Argos.

He explained that you can simply point your smartphone's camera at any flower and it will be able to identify the species.

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Pinterest has a similar tool. The mobile app directed me to ask Alexa specific questions for which she had good answers, such as "Alexa, what is the time?" or "Alexa, what is the weather today?"

Google has not released any technical details of the new service. Some of the unveiled products won't be out until later this year.

The solution to this problem is to treat voice assistance like a conversation, explained Google Assistant Product Lead Gummi Hafsteinsson during an interview with Variety.

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Google Launches Android Go for 'Next Billion' Smartphone Users