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Pichai also showcased a revamped Gmail and announced another new feature called "Smart Compose", which will help users write emails using machine learning technology. "We feel a deep sense of responsibility about how to get this right".

More interestingly, you no more have to keep repeating "hey Google" everytime you need more information from the Assistant.

Once the installation is complete, your smartphone will boot to the new Android P Beta OS.

Android Dashboard is part of Google's new Digital Wellbeing initiative that seeks to help digital consumers understand their usage patterns, focus on what really matters and find that balance for the time they spent on their devices and with their family. Now you can use your Android phone or tablet as a way to quickly login and setup your Android TV device. In Android P, users will see these slices of contextually relevant information from an app with interactive elements for actions, toggles, sliders, and scrolling content. This process of managing app states should improve battery life by thirty percent, according to Google.

A Google executive asked the system to make a restaurant reservation and when a human there picked up the phone, the software discussed different times, the number of seats and other details with the unsuspecting employee.

Now known as Android P, the new software will also use AI heavily to help streamline battery use to only the most frequently used apps. The launch hopes to ease user's smartphone addiction and enable them to hold conversations with gadgets. The system will also make editing suggestions and turn black and white photos to color.

As has been the case with Google for some time now, AI has been at the center of things for the tech giant.

"We have the responsibility to ensure that the new-age technology is empowering everyone, creating equitable growth for all while creating employment on the global scale", Nadella said at the annual Microsoft "Build 2018" developers' conference. The OS will devote battery resources only to those apps and services that it expects you to use. It claimed that the OnePlus 5 and 5T were some of the first smartphones to receive Android Oreo updates and the company is focusing on pushing out Android security patch updates within two months of release as well.

But it didn't just stop there.

Google says a preview of the new tool will be realest on the Google Pixelbook first.

There is also a "wind down" mode that helps you switch off at night by automatically setting the "do not disturb" feature-which stops you from receiving calls, texts and notifications-and turning the screen to greyscale. While the former will collate the five top stories of the day, the latter will give you a collection of articles, videos and quotes on a single topic.