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Google I/O 2019 Keynote highlights: Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL launched, Android Q Beta, next gen Assistant and more

Given that not everyone can visit Mountain View to attend Google I/O 2019, we are running a live blog to bring you everything as it happens from the conference at Mountain View. So, join just for comprehensive live coverage of the Google I/O 2019.

  • Updated: May 8, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Google IO 2019

Google is all set for its annual developer conference that it holds in California. Similar to past years, this year also, the conference is set to take place in Mountain View, California where Google will talk about a number of important things ranging from expected software announcements to rumored hardware announcements. This year marks the 12th edition of the conference as the first Google I/O was held back in 2008. The company is all set to talk about a number of important topics including the next major version of Android, Android Q that is currently available for beta testings.

Other topics include the Google Pixel 3a, the much-rumored cheaper variant of the top-of-the-line Google Pixel 3 series. As reported in the past, Pixel 3a is a likely attempt from the company to expand its user base by offering a more affordable device to people who have long hoped to purchase a Google Pixel device. Moving ahead, Google is also expected to talk about Next Hub Max on the hardware side of things along with improvements to Google Assistant and Google Lens.

The company is also expected to reveal a touch-less version of Android for feature phones, Project Euphonia, more details about Google Stadia, and last but not least, details about Android Automotive. Given that not everyone can visit Mountain View to attend the annual developer conference, one can catch the announcements live. However, in addition to that, we will also be running a live blog to bring you everything as it happens from Mountain View. So, join just for comprehensive live coverage of Google I/O 2019.

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Visit bgr.in to detailed coverage about Google Pixel 3a lineup and more.

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Thank you for joining us for the live updates.

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That concludes the keynote for Google I/O 2019.

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Google is also working on AI research to detech and warn about floods.

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Google is now talking about AI research that it is conducting in the medical sector.

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Also, Google has promised 3 years of system updates and security patches to Google Pixel 3a lineup.

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Google is no talking about research in AI.

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This includes India.

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Google Pixel 3a coming to 13 markets starting today.

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Google Pixel 3a will last for about 30 hours on single charge and get 7 hours of use with 15 minutes of charge time.

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Google Pixel 3a comes with adaptive battery technology. To come with 18W charger.

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3D turn-by-turn navigation coming to Google Pixel devices starting today.

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Google Camera magic from Google Pixel 3 is now available on Google Pixel 3a lineup.

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Google Pixel 3a will launch in three new color options including Black, White and Purple with usual quirky color names.

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Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL coming soon. Google Pixel 3a will be priced starting at $399.

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Nest Hub Max will also come with gesture controls to control the volume. Nest Hub Max will now be priced at $229, launching in markets soon. The original Nest Hub will now be priced at $129, coming to India soon.

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It will also come with face mash where different users can create their own face mashes on the device so that it can detect who is looking at the screen. All the content will be personalized to different members of the family.

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Google Nest Hub Max will come with a physical button that will electrically disconnect the camera and microphone.

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Next Hub Max will come with integrated Nest Cam, Google Duo, facility to control all other Smart Home devices, and more.

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Nest Hub Max is official.

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Google Home Hub will be renamed to Nest Hub.

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Google is publishing privacy commitments regarding its Smart Home products today.

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Android Q Beta is now available on 21 new devices in addition to all the Google Pixel devices.

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Android Q will come with enhanced Parental controls.

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Android Q to come with Focus Mode to remove distractions. This mode will come to Android P and Q-powered devices later this summer.

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Android OS Framework can now be updated faster, individually, without any reboot.

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Google is focused on security and pricary for Android Q.

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Dark Mode is finally official. Android Q is bringing Dark Mode.

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Android Q will also bring Smart actions where the OS can provide suggestions for the actions that the user wants to take.

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Smart Reply will now work with all messaging apps on Android Q.

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It is now talking about improvements in app continuity. Now Google is talking about 5G.

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Google is now talking about improvements in Android 10 for foldable smartphones.

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Android 10 time. Android currently has 2.5 billion active devices across the planet.

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Google is now talking about Project Euphonia that will encompass all the research that it is doing to improve and help the life style of people with speech disabilities and other medical conditions. Live Transcribe, Live Caption, and Live Relay will work along with Project Euphonia to provide set of helpful tool to users across the globe.

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Google just demonstrated a new feature called “Live Relay”.

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Google is launching Live Caption to bring text captions to any and every content.

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The cumulative updates to the Global model will then be rolled back to all the devices for all over improvements to the machine learning models.

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Google is bringing federated learning to its products where it pushes AI and machine learning models to devices, the models train on data present on the phone, uploads the updates to the models to Google while maintaining privacy of the data to improve the Global model.

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Security Key authentication to be available for all Android smartphones running Nougat and above starting today as improved version of 2FA (Two Factor Authentication).

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Incognotio mode coming to Google Maps and Search soon.

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Auto delete will be coming to other data controls in Google account

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Google engineers are working on a new method called TCAV to combat bias in AI and machine learning.

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He is now talking about bias in AI with “AI for everyone”.

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Sundar is back on stage.

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Now users can stop timers and alarms on their smart displays by simply saying “Stop”, rolling out starting today.

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Driving Mode will come this summer on any Android smartphone.

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It is also coming to Waze in coming weeks.

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Google Assistant will also come with a new driving mode.

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Google Assistant will now come with a new feature “Personal References” so that it can understand you better.

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Google Assistant is bringing a new feature called “Picks for you” to smart displays.

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The next generation of Google Assistant is coming to new Google Pixel smartphones later this year.

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The demo that Google just showcased gave us an early look at how a user can now give repeated commands without using “Hey Google” phrase repeatedly with the help of next generation Google Assistant.

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100GB of computer models used for voice recognition have now been shrinked to just 0.5GB to bring the next generation of Google Assistant.

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Google is looking for feedback from users and businesses for “Duplex on Web”.

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Google Duplex is now coming to the internet to help customers with booking car rentals.

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Pichai is back on stage to talk about Google Duplex technology.

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All these features will start rolling out later this month.

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Aparna showcased a video to explain the real-world differences that Google Lens can bring to lives of users with integration in Google Go.

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Google Lens will also come integrated in the Google Go app, the lite version of Google app.

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Google Lens will help bring more visual experiences to users making generic, day-to-day things more helpful.

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Aparna is now talking about improvements to Google Lens with some cool examples.

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The 3D models, objects and things will be present in the knowledge panel.

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Google Camera will use 3D technologies including ARCore to bring objects to the real world.

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Google Camera is coming to Google Search.

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Vice President for Google, Aparna Chennapragada takes the stage.

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All these steps are being made to ensure that Google Search is more helpful for Google users.

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Podcasts are also coming directly to Google Search.

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“Full Coverage” from Google News will directly come to Google Search.

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Pichai is talking about all the things that Google will discuss today, “A more helpful Google for everyone”.

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Google has used AR in its Google I/O app to help the conference attendees regarding food, places and easter egges around.

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“Today is about you, the developers”: Pichai.

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“Keep making Magic” seems to me the mantra of the video as Sundar Pichai takes stage.

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Google is back with its quirky videos to kick off the Google I/O 2019.

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Things are settling down. Now comes the count down.

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Just five minutes now

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The event is just about to start in about 10 minutes.

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In addition, the company is also expected to annonce its long anticipated smartphone, Google Pixel 3a lineup, the more affordable version of Pixel devices at the conference.

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Google is epxected to about its next major Andorid version, the Android 10 Q along with impovements to Google Assistant, gogle Lens, and details about Google Stadia.

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You can check our expectations in terms of the announcements that Google is planning to make this year. https://www.bgr.in/news/google-i-o-2019-what-to-expect-from-google-developer-conference/

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As previously noted, it is likely that the company will make some major announcements at the Google I/O this year.

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This year marks the 12th edition of Google I/O that started back in 2008.

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Hello World, Welcome to the Google I/O 2019 Live blog for direct updates about everything happening in Mountain View.

  • Published Date: May 7, 2019 9:42 PM IST
  • Updated Date: May 8, 2019 12:20 AM IST