Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

 Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different as the company announced a ton of stuff. In case you missed it, here’s everything Google announced today. Read More
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Funny video: 8 accents are tested on Google Home, Alexa, and Siri with 4 different questions

 

Google’s speech recognition error rate is getting lower and lower – yesterday, the company said it’s now under 5% and has dropped from 8.5% this time last year. And I find that to be more and more the case in my own use: Google seems to recognize almost everything I throw at it now, even when I add Lebanese/Arabic names from my contacts list that I wouldn’t expect it to get right.

But if you’re wondering how Google’s speech recognition fares in comparison to other voice assistants, Wired has made a video in conjunction with Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen (from Probably Science) to show you just that.

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Funny video: 8 accents are tested on Google Home, Alexa, and Siri with 4 different questions was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn’t going to replace Siri soon

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After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone — AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple’s offering.
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Redesigned Pixel Launcher makes early appearance at Google I/O

A brand new Pixel Launcher UI has been spotted at Google I/O during a sandbox session on Instant Apps. We’ve not seen anything official about it yet, so it’s either going to be debuted soon, or somebody messed up and it’s not even a fully tested product. It seems the unreleased launcher was being used to show off new functionality relating to the now more widely available Instant Apps, which it can show in search results alongside those on the Play Store.

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Redesigned Pixel Launcher makes early appearance at Google I/O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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