Google I/O 2019 Conference Highlights: Live Caption, Android Q Beta 3, Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL and more

Catch all the announcements from Google's annual developer conference I/O 2019.

The Google I/O 2019 developer conference is underway and it has announced several new features including a next generation Google Assistant with enhanced digital assistant capabilities. Google Go will be able to translate and transcribe text on the go. Live Captions will enable automatic captioning of any videos on Android devices with the tap of a button without the requirement of an internet connection. The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are official and they will be available in India starting from 15 May at Rs 39,999 and Rs 44,999.

Google I/O 2019 Conference Highlights: Live Caption, Android Q Beta 3, Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL and more

Google I/O 2018. Image: Google.

We're expected to see Google unveil the Next Hub Max — a smart display that works in tandem with the Google Assistant. While that mostly covers the hardware bit of what we know, I/O's all about software — this year, apart from more details on Android Q, we're also expected to hear more about Stadia, which is Google's new cloud gaming service. There are also a bunch of improvements expected for the Google Assistant, Google Lens and Google Photos.

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  • 00:18 (IST)

    Google I/O 2019 concludes with a message

    This year's Google I/O 2019 conference was focussed on enriching the lives of people using software and hardware. The company wants to "Build a more helpful Google for everyone."

  • 23:59 (IST)

    Google Pixel 3a available from today

    However, in India the Google Pixel 3a will be coming on 15 May.

  • 23:57 (IST)

    AR and Maps!

    Pixel phones will integrate Maps and AR for a more immersive navigation experience.

  • 23:54 (IST)

    Three colour variants of the Pixel 3a

    A new colour variant this time.

  • 23:53 (IST)

    This is the Pixel 3a!

    And the Google Pixel 3a is official.

  • 23:51 (IST)

    Nest Hub coming to India

    It will be selling for $129.

  • 23:43 (IST)

    Android Q beta 3 available on 21 devices!

    This is double from last year and it obviously includes Pixel devices.

  • 23:40 (IST)

    Average age of getting phones in kids is eight!

    Android Q will introduce more parental controls to monitor your kid's activity on phones.

  • 23:39 (IST)

    Android Q's most important feature, Dark Mode!

  • 23:34 (IST)

    Dark theme coming to Android Q

    You can toggle between the light and system-wide dark theme beginning from Android Q.

  • 23:33 (IST)

    Live Caption without the internet

    Automatic captioning can be done within the device without the requirement of being connected to the internet or data.

  • 23:30 (IST)

    Multiple foldable phones incoming

    Google confirmed that multiple manufacturers are working on foldable phones and they will be coming out this year with Android Q.

  • 23:30 (IST)

    Multiple foldable phones incoming

    Google confirmed that multiple manufacturers are working on foldable phones and they will be coming out this year with Android Q.

  • 23:29 (IST)

    Android Q announcement incoming

    There are about 2.5 billion Android devices currently.

  • 23:28 (IST)

    Project Euphonia will help everyone, no matter who they are, communicate

  • 23:24 (IST)

    Automatic captioning

    Google has worked with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community for Live Caption.

  • 23:22 (IST)

    Live Caption on the go

    This new feature will allow users to enable live captions over any video.

  • 23:15 (IST)

    Incognito Mode everywhere

    Google will be deploying their Incognito Mode everywhere including Maps and Search.

  • 23:14 (IST)

    More power to your Google Account

    You can now get quick access to your Google Account settings right on your mobile devices.

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Driving mode with Assistant

    A special 'Driving mode' will be available on devices with Assistant without requiring you to download an additional app.

  • 23:01 (IST)

    Next-gen Assistant coming to Pixel devices

    The next generation of Google Assistant will be coming to Pixel devices later this year.

  • 22:58 (IST)

    The next generation Assistant

    Google demonstrated some new features of Google Assistant where 'Hey, Google' didn't need to be invoked every time.

  • 22:54 (IST)

    Google Duplex on steroids

    The 'Duplex on the web' demonstration showed a use-case where a car rental service was automatically booked by the assistant.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Pichai back on stage

    "Helpfulness is also about saving time, says Pichai while talking about Google Duplex which makes calls for you.

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Super-powered Google Go 

    Translate, listen and search by pointing your device to any text and get results on the go.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    Best-selling dishes using Google Lens

    Google Lens will now be able to identify the best-selling dishes from a menu and also split the bill by simply pointing the phone to them.

  • 22:43 (IST)

    'View in 3D' on Google Search

    Some search results will now be viewable using your phone's AR capabilities.

  • 22:38 (IST)

    Full coverage coming to Google Search

    Full coverage, a Google News feature that gives more information about a particular news event, will be coming to Google Search.

  • 22:35 (IST)

    Sundar Pichai on stage

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai is here to present the keynote at the Google I/O 2019 developer conference.

  • 22:33 (IST)

    Google I/O 2019 is live!

    Google's annual developer conference is now underway.

  • 22:24 (IST)

    Official Android Q name

    While we wait for Google to officially announce the name of the next version of Android, we ran a poll for our followers on Twitter asking the same and here are the results.

  • 22:14 (IST)

    Google I/O 2019 Keynote

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai will soon be taking the stage to present the keynote speech at the Google I/O developer conference.

  • 22:10 (IST)

    AI vs. Human DJ

    The audience at the Google I/O 2019 conference are being entertained by a team of an AI and a human DJ.

  • 21:43 (IST)

    Seats filling up at Google I/O 2019

    The developers have arrived at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and the audience has gone jubilant. 

  • 21:20 (IST)

    Google I/O 2019 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

    The official name of the next version of Android and a new Pixel device will soon be announced on this stage.

  • 20:42 (IST)

    Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL launch

    A few days ago, a Google Pixel landing page popped up on Flipkart stating “Something big is coming to the Pixel universe. Know more on 8th May.” This is likely a teaser to the Pixel 3a and 3a XL launching on 8 May exclusively on Flipkart.

  • 20:04 (IST)

    All you need to know about the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL

    With numerous leaks pouring out about Google's upcoming Pixel smartphones, here's a refresher to all the details we know so far.

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Expectations from Google I/O 2019

    With still time for the event to begin, here are some of our expectations from the developer conference.

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Android Q?

    Take a guess on what the next version of Android could be named. Vote now!

  • 19:24 (IST)

    Countdown to Google I/O 2019

    The Google I/O 2019 developer conference begins at 10.30 pm IST. Stay tuned for all the announcements from Google's latest software and hardware products.





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