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08 May, 2019 | 12.57AM IST

Google I/O 2019 Highlights: Pixel 3a has an extraordinary camera for all your moments

The new device, priced at Rs 39,999, is the 7th addition in Google's Pixel series.

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12:57 AM

Google Pixel 3a: Price, features and more

12:40 AM

New Pixel 3a & 3a XL Drop Features, Price For New Audiences

12:17 AM

It's a wrap

Looks like, Sundar Pichai wants to really watch the Liverpool game. Stay tuned for more from Google I/O tomorrow.
12:16 AM

Duplex can do it all: Google announces a smaller yet smarter voice assistant

Google says its assistant will be able to book cars and tickets using online forms.
12:14 AM

AI for social good

Extreme weather predictions can make it possible in time to rescue people by sending forecast in real time. Predicting flood, cyclones and estimating water damages.
12:13 AM

Google AI focuses on solving fundamental computer science challenges in order to solve problems for peope.

- Jeff Dean

12:12 AM

Google Assistant will now make rental car bookings for you

Google demonstrated the capability with National Car Rental's website.
12:09 AM

Driving healthcare

Talking about Diabetic Retinopathy, Lung Cancer, and how Google’s neural networks can help detect cancer at early stage. Google’s AI can detect corner cases in Cancer detection that even trained oncologist missed.
12:05 AM

What Machine Learning can do

BERT is being used across Google to deploy better Machine Learning. It doesn't complete the circuit with Tensorflow, Google’s library of machine learning models. It can help color old photographs.
11:59 PM

More doing. Less worrying

Pixel 3a is designed by Google, inside and out. So you get a more seamless experience, with all your favourite Google apps built in – including Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube – and access to the newest features, first.
11:58 PM

Lasts all day

It learns your favourite apps and prioritises powering those you use most frequently.
11:58 PM

Charges fast

Get more done with a battery that delivers up to 7 hours of use on a 15-minute charge.
11:58 PM

Don't just follow the blue dot

AR-powered Google Maps for better navigation support, coming soon to Pixel first.
Don't just follow the blue dot
11:57 PM

Hey, Pixel 3a!

11:56 PM

The portrait mode

Pixel 3a also has portrait mode, which lets you take beautiful portraits and selfies, and perfect them as you desire with depth editing.
11:55 PM

An extraordinary camera, for all your moments

The Night Sight lets you capture rich detail and colour, even in the dark.
11:55 PM

Brilliant screen & beautiful design

The Pixel 3a is inspired by the unique Pixel design language. The Pixel 3a features an ergonomic unibody and the familiar two-tone design. The phone comes in two colours, two sizes with a stunning OLED display.
11:55 PM

Pixel 3a

The smartphone starts at Rs 39, 999.
11:53 PM

Premium features, high performance

The Pixel 3a is designed by Google, inside and out. So you get a more seamless experience, with all your favourite Google apps built in – including Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube – and access to the newest features, first.
Premium features, high performance
11:52 PM

Hub Max

Introducing ‘Face Match‘ it helps Hub Max personalise display and information to each member of the family who us using it or is in front of it. The camera has facial recognition ‘on-device’ that means high privacy. Available later this summer at 229$ older version now at $129. Hub Max supports 9 new languages.
11:50 PM

Making the home a nest

11:47 PM

Nest Hub Max

Introducing Nest Hub Max with 10inch screen, has Naxt Cam, motion recognition and comes with Google Duo, that centers your in camera frame. Hub Max gives user full control over camera, its has a physical switch too, to toggle camera on and off. It can be used by multiple people at home.
Nest Hub Max
11:46 PM

A lot on Android Q

11:46 PM

Nest Hub

Google Home Hubs is now renamed Nest Hub.
11:45 PM

We continue to believe that the biggest breakthroughs happen at the intersection of AI, software and hardware.

- Rick Osterloh

11:43 PM

Kids, time's up

11:41 PM

Android Q beta 3

Android Q beta 3 available on 21 devices from 12 OEMs plus all Pixels. More than double last year.
11:37 PM

Location data with Android Q

Better user control for sharing location, such as only when the app is in use. It even reminds user to review their location sharing options.
11:37 PM

On Device Learning and better privacy

Android has 26 out of 30 points on Gartner privacy rating. There are more features that has on-device learning so data stays on the phone. MAC address randomization, and more.
11:36 PM

Hello, Dark Theme

Launching in AndroidQ, lighting up less pixels means saving more battery life.
Hello, Dark Theme
11:34 PM

Live Captioning on Android

Users use devices in various context where audio can be muted. Android Q bring live caption ‘on device’ and no data leaves the phone. So if you are watching a video on a plane with no internet, Android Q can show live captions on top of the video.
11:33 PM

Android Q 5G

Q's 5G support amounts to Android telling apps how good the connection is in terms of speed and latency, so the app won't think it has 5G when it doesn't.
Android Q 5G
11:31 PM

10th edition of Android

Android will support upcoming foldable smartphones.
10th edition of Android
11:29 PM

Project Euphonia

11:28 PM

To understand, and be understood

Project Euphonia is a breakthrough progress in speech recognition for helping people with speech impairment.
11:25 PM

Live Translation

To help billions of people with disability to automatically type and translate conversations.
11:23 PM

Live relay

11:22 PM

Live Captioning

With one click, you can turn on captions on videos, or podcasts. Possible due to Google’s breakthrough in speech recognition.
11:22 PM

Google Lens will now recommend what you should eat at a restaurant

11:21 PM

Federated Learning

‘Instead of pushing user data to Google’s ML model, we have now flipped the model’ Says Sundar. This is a revolutionary step in protecting user privacy, for example, what you type on GBoard, the Google Keyboard doesn't have to be read by Google for auto suggesting new words or completing sentence.
11:18 PM

Available on 1 billion devices

2-step verification even more convenient by bringing the protection of security keys directly into Android.
Available on 1 billion devices
11:17 PM

We want to do more for users but do it with less data over time.

- Sundar Pichai

11:16 PM

Better privacy

Incognito is a popular feature in Chrome, its now coming to Maps and YouTube.
Better privacy
11:14 PM

Auto Delete control

This is launching today, where user has control over how long a data about the user should stay with Google.
11:13 PM

We strongly believe that privacy and security are for everyone.

- Sundar Pichai

11:13 PM

Google cares about security

11:11 PM

AI for everyone

TCAV - ‘Testing with concept activation vectors’ is Google new way of building better Machine Learning models. Use cases include AI trying to detecting Skin Cancer. Google aims to do this by have shared data sets and people having clear meaningful access to data.
AI for everyone
11:10 PM

Make Google Do It

11:09 PM

Driving mode

Google Assistant also comes in Driving Mode Just say “Hey Google, Lets Drive” and see how voice enabled assistant helps you keep eyes on the road. It can play music, give directions to places you usually visit.
11:09 PM

What all can it do

Google Assistant is available on over 1 billion devices across 30 languages and 30+ languages. Most of the new features announced is coming to English locale regions today.
11:04 PM

Google's 'Picks for You'

11:04 PM

Picks For You

Google Assistant ‘ Picks for You’ is a complete customisation feature where it can give personalised results in search, or get answers to what’s the traffic to ‘mom’s place’ or ‘sons birthday’ where it knows your personal preferences, people and places.
Picks For You
11:03 PM

By moving AI models onto the device, we're envisioning a paradigm shift... zero latency, and actions like opening the flashlight will work offline.

- Scott Hoffman

10:59 PM

No more, hello Google

Assistant is ten times faster, and can do everything just with your voice. You can give instructions to the phone from opening a map to having a car booked on to taking a selfie without saying ‘Ok Google’ again and again. Assistant can even reply to SMS with photos that was deeply hidden in your photos. With Assistant, you can even compose an email by dictation including ‘set subject to XYZ’.
No more, hello Google
10:55 PM

A data center in your pocket

Google Assistant now comes at lightning fast that tapping a phone looks slow!
A data center in your pocket
10:54 PM

Google Duplex

Google now wants to help people save more time, so Duplex is going beyond Voice to work on the web as well. Such as a booking a car rental service.
Google Duplex
10:53 PM

Google is a changemaker

10:51 PM

Google wants to help

A woman in India who can't read can use her phone to read her kids' report cards, recipes, and even to use an ATM. A case study of how Google Go is helping a non English speaking woman in India to live a better life through technology. She just has to scan and get information read out in her language
Google wants to help
10:49 PM

Google Lens will read out to you

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