100 things we announced at I/O 2024

May 16, 2024 | by magnews24.com

61. Oh, and we introduced the second beta of Android 15.

62. Theft Detection Lock uses powerful Google AI to sense if your device has been snatched and quickly lock down your information on your phone.

63. Private space is coming to Android 15, which lets you choose apps to keep secure inside a separate space that requires an extra layer of authentication to open.

64. And if a separate lock screen isn’t enough for your private spaces, you can hide the existence of it altogether.

65. Later this year, Google Play Protect will use on-device AI to help spot apps that attempt to hide their actions to engage in fraud or phishing.

66. We’re bringing an updated messaging experience to Japan with RCS in Google Messages.

67. Soon in the U.S., you’ll be able to create a digital version of passes that just contain text. Simply take a photo of a pass (like an insurance card or event ticket) and easily add it to your Google Wallet for quick access.

68. We showed off how augmented reality content will be available directly in Google Maps, laying the foundation for an extended reality (XR) platform we’re building in collaboration with Samsung and Qualcomm for the Android ecosystem.

69. You can now catch up on episodes of your favorite shows on Max and Peacock or start a game of Angry Birds on select cars with Google built-in.

70. We are also bringing Google Cast to cars with Android Automotive OS, starting with Rivian in the coming months, so you can easily cast video content from your phone to the car.

71. Later this year, battery life optimizations are coming to watches with Wear OS 5. For example, running an outdoor marathon will consume up to 20% less power when compared to watches with Wear OS 4.

72. Wear OS 5 will also give fitness apps the option to support more data types like ground contact time, stride length and vertical oscillation.

73. It’s now easier to pick what to watch on Google TV and other Android TV OS devices with personalized AI-generated descriptions, thanks to our Gemini model.

74. These AI-generated descriptions will also fill in missing or untranslated descriptions for movies and shows.

75. Here’s a fun stat: Since launch, people have made over 1 billion Fast Pair connections.

76. Later this month, you’ll be able to use Fast Pair to connect and find items like your keys, wallet or luggage in the Find My Device app with Bluetooth tracker tags from Chipolo and PebblePee (with more partners to come).

Developments for developers

77. You can join the Gemini API Developer Competition and be a part of discovering the most helpful and groundbreaking AI apps. The prize: an electrically retrofitted custom 1981 DeLorean.

78. We introduced PaliGemma, our first vision-language open model optimized for visual Q&A and image captioning.

79. We previewed the next version of Gemma, Gemma 2. It’s built on a whole new architecture and will include a larger 27B parameter instance which outperforms models twice its size and runs on a single TPU host.


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