Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

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Along with this, the new feature is Smart Text Selection which is a machine learning feature that allows users to select and copy/ pasting words smartly. Among them was the launch of Google Play Protect, which is built into the Play Store, and created to make Android's security features "more visible" to users. It is an optimization of the latest release of Android, starting with Android O, to run smoothly on entry-level devices.

It comes as Google, Apple and Inc are competing to establish the dominant voice-powered digital assistant, which many in the industry believe will supplant keyboards and touch screens as a primary way that users interact with technology.

"Android O" is aimed to make phone startup quicker and apps faster, with added optimisations for developers to help prevent your battery from draining.

The rebranded app is set to be enabled on all compatible devices and is part of a wider initiative called Google Play Protect.

With over two billion Android devices used worldwide and people constantly checking mails, updating apps, downloading games and watching movies, this move by Google is seen as a way of guaranteeing the security of one's device. In the Play Store, you can find all sorts of cool things to download, everything from games to music and books. The company is also making sure that its own apps, like Chrome and Gboard, will do the same.

In addition, Google confirmed that Android Pay -now available in 10 markets- will soon be coming to Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.

All Android devices with 1GB or less of RAM will automatically use the Go configuration of Android, and all Android releases going forward will have Go configurations for these low-end devices. This feature will let you call mobile phones and landline via Google Home, for free (neat!). Instead of blobs where it's nearly too hard to tell what the face is actually doing, the new emoji will look more like what you get on an Apple iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy phone.