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Google I/O 2016: Google Assistant, Home speaker, messaging apps and more

Google's I/O conference has begun and here's a look at the top announcements from the keynote address.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Mountain View, California. Google is unveiling its vision for phones, cars, virtual reality and more during its annual conference for software developers. Here's a look at the top announcements from the I/O 2016 keynote. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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The keynote address took place a few hours ago with Google announcing new products like the Google Assistant, Google Home speaker, new apps for chatting, video, Android N updates and more. In this photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers his keynote address during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California.( Source: Reuters)

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Google Assistant is the company’s attempt to create a conversational assistant, rather than the current Google Now, which is well more search-based. Google Assistant is going to be present pretty much everywhere, and will rely on machine learning and natural language to have a conversation with users. In this photo Sundar Pichai talks about Google Assistant. (Source: Reuters)

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Google Home is the Assistant-powered speaker device, which will stream music, entertainment videos from the cloud, and handle everyday tasks for users. Just like Amazon’s Echo, users can speak to the device via Google Assistant. Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, introduces Google Home during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California. (Source: Reuters)

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Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, introduces Google Home during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California. (Source: Reuters)

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Google has launched two new apps called Allo and Duo for messaging and video- calling. In this photo, Erik Kay, engineering director at Google, introduces Allo and Duo on stage during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California. (Source: Reuters)

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DayDream in Android N offers high performance, low-latency to ensure better VR experience. Google says Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Alcatel, HTC, Huawei, will soon all have smartphones that are DayDream ready. Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual reality at google, speaks during the Google I/O 2016. (Source: Reuters)

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DayDream is Google’s platform for high-quality, immersive mobile VR experience on Android smartphones. Google is looking at the whole VR ecosystem; from smartphones which have the right specs and are ‘DayDream’ ready, to VR headsets to apps. In this photo, Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual reality at Google, introduces Daydream during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View. (Source: Reuters)

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Google has introduced Vulcan API to give game developers direct control of the GPU to improve high-end graphics gaming.Also the company is inviting entries from users to send suggestions for ‘dessert’ name for Android N. In Android N.

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Android Wear 2.0 was also announced by Google at the keynote with improvements to WatchFaces, Messages, and Fitness in the platform. In this photo, David Singleton, vice president of engineering at google, speaks on stage during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California. (Source: Reuters)

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Google also announced new machine learning features for its Cloud Platform and said it hopes to make more advances in the field. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers his keynote address during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California. (Source: Reuters)