Google’s New Operating System is Officially Android Oreo Every year, Google announces the release of a new update to their Android operating system and on August 21st they officially announced that the next iteration would be name Android Oreo. While the operating system has been available in beta for a number of months now, some of Android O’s marquee features include Android Instant Apps, a system that allows users to access apps without needing to download them, as well as picture-in-picture, which lets users multitask and text, browse the web or send emails while watching a YouTube video. Google also says that Android O features faster boot speeds when powering up devices and that the OS now limits the background activity of less frequently used apps. Finally, Google says that the final version of Android O feature a full redesigned emoji set, complete with over 60 new emoji. Customers should start seeing this update roll out to their Android phones within the next few months depending on the device.
Tech Talk New Google News Telus Fort Sask Tech Talk May19th,2017 Edition New Google News Telus Fort Sask More news about Google Assistant here: ” By Kyle Wiggers — Updated August 15, 2017 6:39 pm 11 Subscribe Share The best part of this minimalist Pacific Northwest cabin is outside the window Why have 1 room when you can have 2? Our favorite transforming homes Here’s how to use Google’s Allo chat app on your desktop Everything you need to know about the Android O Developer Preview Google Contacts app now available on all Android devices with version 5.0 Lollipop or higher Why it matters to you Allo for web makes sending stickers, chatting with the Google Assistant, and texting a cinch. Google’s AI-powered Allo messaging app isn’t just on smartphones anymore. On Tuesday, the search giant launched Allo for web, a companion web app that puts the messaging service’s core features in your favorite web browser. Allo for web requires an Android phone for now, and you need a registered Allo account to use it. If you meet those prerequisites, signing up is as simple as heading to the Allo website, tap the three line menu on the top left of the Allo app, and click on Allo for web. Tap Scan QR code to open the camera, and point it at the QR code on the Allo web interface, and you’re ready to go. Allo for web keeps things as simple. On the left-hand side is your profile picture, message history, and quick links to contacts you’ve synced with your Google account. Messaging works just like it does on your phone: When you start a chat with another Allo user (either public or Incognito), you get a menu of stickers and emojis, and any personal stickers you’ve created with Allo’s selfies feature. Allo for web, just like the Allo app, suggests short phrases — Smart Replies — that let you reply with a single tap. You aren’t restricted to chatting with contacts who have signed up for Allo. Allo for web, just like Allo on Android and iOS, supports text messaging (SMS). But you can’t send stickers to SMS recipients, and they don’t see Allo’s animations and interactive elements. There isn’t much in Allo for web you can tweak. Clicking on your profile picture brings up the settings menu, which lets you disable the noises and pop-up alerts that indicate the arrival of a new message. You can change the theme of each conversation thread by clicking on your chat partner’s profile picture in the upper right-hand corner, which pulls up a theme selector. That’s about it. What’s more interesting about Allo for web is how Google Assistant, a core part of the Allo app on smartphones, is finally available on a web interface. The artificially intelligent Assistant responds inline when you invoke it by typing “@google” or click the Assistant button. Via a dedicated Assistant channel on the left-hand corner of the Allo for web menu, you get reminders […]