The biggest announcements from Google I/O 2017

Google begins its three-day developer conference with a two-hour keynote

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The biggest announcements from Google I/O 2017 Google's CEO Sundar Pichai opens Google I/O 2017
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 18, 2017

Google I/O 2017 has officially started with CEO Sundar Pichai addressing the keynote unveiling the company's future roadmap, highlighted how Android, Google Assistant, Google Home and virtual reality will shape Google.

Here are some of the biggest announcements Pichai made in his opening keynote:

Google Assistant, along with the smartphone camera, is now capable of evaluating everything surrounding the user. Dubbed Google Lens, the user can point the camera to any object or place to discover more information.

Google Assistant is now available on Apple's iPhone and will be represented as a standalone app.

Android has surpassed two billion monthly active devices, which includes smartphones, tablets, Android Wear devices, Android TVs and other gadgets on the same operating system.

Google is following in Amazon's footsteps and reinventing its smart speaker into a phone. Users will be able to use their own mobile number of a private number which is set at default. Furthermore Google Home will be paired with Google Assistant allowing users to ask questions and it will appear on their smartphone.

Google unveiled that its partnering with HTC and Lenovo will see virtual reality headsets ‘coming soon' and will not require a PC or smartphone.

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