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Google I/O 2017: Assistant and its AI is what’s next for all the things

Android O and 2 Billion users is big news, but the real story from I/O 2017 is how everything will become a vessel for Google Assistant and the artificial intelligence that powers it. Google Assistant looks and feels like the natural successor to Google Now. In a way it is, but it’s also so much more. At Google I/O 2017 we saw that Google Assistant is it’s own platform, and one that might be bigger than anything else Google has built. The front end for Assistant can be in your…

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The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant

Android Google Assistant is probably coming to the LG G6 for these reasons. The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant, according to a teaser released by the company this week. The company is spending the weeks before its MWC-based announcement hyping up particular aspects of its flagship. We’ve already learned that the phone will be waterproof, and have a screen with very slim bezels, and now there’s reason to believe Google Assistant — or some form of artificial intelligence — will be included. Image: ZDNet One…

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New Home Control section in Google Assistant makes the Pixel way more useful

Android Google Assistant is starting to look more like an assistant. If you have a Google Home or use the Nest or WeMo app on your Pixel, you probably already have a setting for Home Control in Google Assistant. With the latest Google app suite, everyone will see the same thing and know that Google Assistant can do more than tell you the weather or recite a poem. The Home Control section is where you can add native support for products from Nest, Philips Hue lamps, WeMo devices and accessories,…

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Here's how Google Assistant works on Android Wear 2.0

Android The Pixel and Google Home are the best implementations of Google Assistant, while the Android Wear version still acts like it’s in its nascent stages. It’s everyone’s vision for the future, right? Talking into an electronic wrist watch to command your every whim. Well, I hate to break it to you, but we’re still not there yet — especially not if we’re using Android Wear as the example. Sure, Android Wear 2.0 is the best version of Android’s wearable operating system to come forth thus far. And yes, Google…

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