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Android P: The version of Google's Android phone software will infuse basic functions with AI smarts.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Perhaps the most impressive application of AI in Google Assistant is through a new technology called Duplex, which will allow Google Assistant to make calls and schedule appointments for you. Non-Pixel devices are also supported, including phones that haven't even been launched yet, like the OnePlus 6. Phones using Android P will also learn how to adjust your screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, a change from automatic adjustments based on ambient light levels.

"Shiels said Google News will offer an "unfiltered view" that provides all updates on a story, including "tweets, video, opinion, timeline, faqs, analysis, fact checks and a stream of more news", as well as a "daily briefing" that gives everyone the same top stories and includes stories that matter to users".

Among the new features were notifications to YouTube urging users to take a break after watching a series of videos, as well as a new Dashboard app which shows users how they're spending time on their phone as a way to improve time management.

The same beta program was used for Android Oreo and Android Nougat and is very simple, meaning you don't have to get involved in flashing updates or anything complicated. "Then, at 1 P.M. you have margaritas". For Google, the Assistant is its most forward-facing effort in the space to showcase the work it has accomplished in machine learning and neural networks.

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As for developers looking to use ditch Java, Kotlin code snippets are now in Android's official documentation and a Kotlin version of the API reference documentation is being published today. In doing so, you'll no longer have repeat the phrases "Hey, Google" or "OK, Google". The first demos were focused on tools to diagnose diabetes and predict other medical conditions, plus a Morse code solution for disabled people using Android smartphones.

At I/O 2018, Google served up a detailed look at some of the features coming to Android P, and rolled out the first public beta. The Android team worked closely with Alphabet's DeepMind to roll out Adaptive Battery, which monitors your usage habits to determine apps and services you use the most to effectively manage battery power.

Google Photos is one of the most powerful apps in the Google suite, giving you the ability to backup, search, organize, and edit the thousands of photos you take each year. And now, if you turn your phone over so that the display is down, Do Not Disturb will turn on automatically.

In October 2017, the creator of Google News criticised the platform for providing a platform for too many hoaxes surrounding breaking news events.

On what devices is the Android P beta available?

Google had a slew of announcements to make at its big I/O kickoff on Wednesday. As astounding as the conversations were, they were likely cherry-picked among the many tests that Google says it has conducted.