The 8 coolest things we learnt from the Google I/O 2017 keynote

"And Smart Text Selection improves copy and paste", the compnay said in a statement.

Google's Android operating system has reached a milestone by powering 2 billion monthly active devices around the world, the company said. The app comes with a Home Screen widget that acts as a shortcut for the Google Assistant. The Assistant app has some interesting features to offer, which gives a tough competition to Apple's personal assistant Siri.

As part of a years-old tradition, Google will name the next Android version after a dessert or sweet-tasting snack beginning with the letter "O". Basically, when you double tap on one word in the address, Google would automatically select the entire address (the entire set of relevant data) for you.

Google's had a busy day at its I/O 2017 developer conference, announcing a slew of new features that focus on AI, VR, and Android O. The first public beta of the upcoming OS has now been released for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. This while people using its dominant internet search engine and leading email service have been feeding the machines valuable pieces of personal information for almost 20 years.

Among other things, Google unveiled new ways for its massive network of computers to identify images, as well as recommend, share, and organize photos.

Using smartphone cameras, Google Lens recognizes what a user is pointing their device at, and provides input based on machine learning and variables such as location.

Google's latest tool lets you point your phone's camera at places and objects to get information about them.

Google announced Google for Jobs, a search engine for jobs. Lens will initially be available on Google Photos only. Devices with Android Go will have data management and savings in quick settings, and teaming up with carriers will let you keep track of how much data you've been consuming with the ability to top up. The service will use AI to match users with job listings.

Google's entry into the job listing market is significant for both the industry of job listing companies as well as for Google itself; the company had so far stayed away from what is bound to be a highly popular and monetization-rich service ecosystem.

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