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Android 13 and Google services: What's new in the Google I/O 2022 conference


Google just finished the opening speech of its annual Google I/O Developers Conference, which is the company's largest conference of the year and most important for its unveiling of new projects and products, as well as its updates to its operating systems and services.


The upcoming Android update, Android 13, certainly comes at the forefront of the new ads, in which the company revealed its new feature, which we review with you with the rest of the ads in the following lines.


Talk directly with the Google Assistant

To activate your personal Google Assistant, you usually need to call the famous phrase Hey Google or profitable Google! This will end soon as users will be able to talk directly with the personal assistant as soon as they look at the device in use and start the conversation.

The Nest Hub Max will be the first device to support this. When you look at the device and speak, the ready person will begin to recognize the user by his appearance and voice, and his commands will be answered immediately. This feature will arrive later for Pixel 6 phones, provided that all data collected about the user is done on the device itself and not on the company's servers.


A new form of 2-step verification and passwords

Among the steps, Google is taking to secure user accounts is two-step verification. This is often done through the Google Authenticator app by obtaining a 6-digit code that is entered into the service requesting the code.


The new form of two-step verification will be by sending a notification to your phone to verify the owner of the login process. Accepting the notification will eliminate the need for you to enter the 6-digit code. This idea will be developed during the coming period to permanently replace passwords in millions of services.


Application languages

You simply will not have to use the system language as the default language for all applications because in Android 13 you will be able to choose the language you prefer for each application, even if it is different from the system language and different from the language of the rest of the applications.


Google Wallet

Google decided to collect everything that can be in your wallet in one application to manage everything and make it easier. The application will contain your bank card, ID card in supported countries, driver's license in supported countries, government documents, medical papers, car key, and house key.

Google also revealed that Google Wallet users will not share their bank card data when making online purchases and instead will share a virtual card after collaborating with major car manufacturers to protect against scams.


New interface for tablets

It never made sense for tablets to stay the same interface as Android phones for this long, and this is what Google decided to change in Android 13.

A new interface will be customized for tablets that will look a bit like ChromeOS with a fixed bar at the bottom of the screen and a new menu for apps, settings, and the home page. Google has re-designed its applications to be more suitable for this type of device with large screens and also collaborated with a group of popular applications to provide support for this new vision.

Greater privacy

Certainly, a new version of the Google system will not come without talking about privacy. The American company began its talk by emphasizing that it does not sell the data it collects about its users to any party, whatever it is, and then moved to reveal the new tools it provided to control their data.


There is a My Ads Center. A place for users to know what ads they see, why they appear and hide what they want from data or ads.

The second thing is that Google will open the door for users to request that any personal data be deleted from search results such as an address, bank data, phone numbers, and email.


Better communication between devices

Google has announced that its headphones support the Fast Pair feature, which allows fast connection to a larger number of devices and the transition from one to the other without user intervention, but by identifying which device is being used now. Another new update is the ability to copy texts between your phone and tablet.


Multiple search engine

When you search on Google, you can search for a word or an image, but have you ever thought about searching for both at the same time? This will soon be part of the reality, giving users the ability to search for parts in images lost through the texts they type when searching with a new feature called Multisearch.


Google wants the search process to be more realistic, as if the user is asking his friend about something and showing him the picture to clarify it more, not by specifying words that can be repeated on Internet sites.


One of the future projects that she also revealed in this context is Scene Exploration. Google wants to turn the search engine into a smart and fast companion that can give you instant and accurate answers. For example, you can search for reviews of all kinds of candy on a shelf in a store with just one picture and ask which one is the best. Hovering the camera over each product will show you it's rating!


Google Docs summaries

A feature that every student might be looking for. Soon, Google Docs will be able to use new algorithms to recognize and analyze text in files and produce a summary of the written content.

The same feature will arrive later on the company's text chat applications. When you're in group chats, you don't need to read all the messages and bullshit that participants send. This one will tell you the few useful details that have been mentioned during the conversation since the last time you viewed it.


Google Maps

The American company has developed several new algorithms to improve its maps. In Africa, the new company's algorithms were able to identify more than 300 million buildings on the African continent by analyzing satellite images, and then they were added to the places on the maps.

The photos posted by the user will be used

They have served to create a 3D world of megacities that can be navigated with a deeper, more accurate, and clearer view from Street View. The following image is coming to you from the new Immersive View from Google.

To preserve the environment, Google Maps will suggest the least fuel-consuming route to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible.


Translated by Google

In the same footsteps as Google Maps, the company has developed new algorithms that enable its systems to learn languages ​​automatically without human intervention and without a common database between the two languages ​​that help the system recognize the new language. With these algorithms, 24 new languages ​​have been added to the Google Translate service.


Visual simultaneous translation

In my opinion, the best application of Google's translation algorithms is the instant messaging feature. When wearing the glasses, which Google has not revealed much, users will be able to see the simultaneous translation of what the other party is saying as if they were reading a book or newspaper. It doesn't stop here, the text will appear in the language they want and it will not just relate to the language spoken by the other party.

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