Google Inc.'s Android system installed on 2 billion active devices

Google is releasing its voice-controlled assistant on a free app designed for iPhone's operating system - basically competing with Apple's assistant on her own turf. Then there's Google Jobs, its platform that makes it easier to find jobs. The new feature which Google also mentioned called Smart Text Selection . For starters, the voice-connected speaker now supports hands-free voice calling to any number in the U.S.

Google Home will soon be able to make voice calls

Google is also bringing Assistant to Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Japan in the near future. For example, a launcher icon can display using a circular shape on one OEM device, and display a squircle on another device. You can ask for automotive apps and get curated suggestions, for instance. The Alexa assistant on Amazon's Echo has already learned to perform thousands of different tasks.

Google is looking to AI to vault Android ahead of iOS

The overview will come Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during Google's annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. If you tap on a name, street address, or phone number, it will also automatically display a suggested app, such as Contacts, or Google Maps.

Mysterious 50-foot creature that washed ashore finally identified

Mysterious 50-foot creature that washed ashore finally identified

Video footage and pictures have shown the carcass turning the waters around it red with blood. When the carcass was found, some experts had suggested that it could be that of a giant squid but since squids don't have bones, and the creature has bones, so that possibility was ruled out.

Google rolls out lots of new tech toys

Google rolls out lots of new tech toys

Finally , Google said it's working with hardware partners like August, LG, and GE - 70 in all - to bring Assistant support to more smart home devices. Separately, a new Shared Libraries feature allows easy sharing of all images that fit the parameters you set. Another tool in Google Photos will prompt you to share photos you take with people you know.

Google Home powering up with hands-free calling, Spotify integration, and more

In direct competition with Amazon Alexa, Google Home provides you with smart and voice-dictated information that syncs across all of your Google services and apps. Users can schedule new calendar appointments and create reminders using Google Assistant on Google Home starting today. They're expected to show off Google Assistant's expanded powers and reach.