On Wednesday, Google kicked off it annual conference for developers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and a succession of company execs took the stage to talk up the latest milestones and to unveil new and upcoming products.
Among the new goodies: updates to Android, Google Home, Google Assistant and YouTube. As well as nifty new services like Google Lens, which uses your smarpthone’s camera to identify objects in the real world.
And Google highlighted the expansive reach of its platform, with its Android operating system now installed on 2 billion devices.
Here’s all the new stuff Google unveiled at I/O 2017:
Google is rolling out “Smart Reply” to over 1 billion users of Gmail on Android and iOS. The feature uses Google’s machine learning capabilities to respond to emails for you.
Google Lens is an impressive technology that allows your phone to recognize objects in the real world and take helpful actions. Point your phone at a WiFi router, for example, and Lens will show you the right password. Point your phone at a restaurant on the street and Lens finds online info about the restaurant. Lens isn’t a standalone app, but rather a technology that will be baked into other Google apps, starting with Google Photos this summer.
By the way, Pinterest trolled Google I/O on Twitter over the announcement of Google Lens. Pinterest has already released its own app, called Pinterest Lens, which does a similar thing.