Google To Convey Android Apps To Its Chromebook Laptop Computer

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Google is ready to allow its Chromebook laptops to run Android apps in a bit to take on Apple and Microsoft.

The laptops run a model of Google's Chrome browser as an alternative of an operating system like Home windows - but until now have been unable to obtain apps.

In response to market analysis firm IDC, in Q1 of this 12 months Chromebook shipments overtook Macs within the U.S.

The laptops run a version of Google's Chrome browser instead of an operating system like Windows - however till now have been unable to download apps. Later this yr, they'll have the ability to run all android apps, Google said.


A number of manufacturers make the machines, including Acer, and google as sells its personal high finish Pixel laptop computer, which has a touchscreen show.S. Chrome OS is now the second hottest Laptop operating system,' mentioned Google.

'As we proceed to increase our concentrate on mobility, we would like to ensure your apps are simply out there on this new kind issue, reaching the various Chrome gadgets whereas maintaining an ideal experience. Go With The Flow

'Right this moment we announced that we're including Android apps to Chromebooks, which implies customers will probably be able to put in the apps they know and love.

'Later this yr you possibly can increase your app's attain to a new hardware platform and wider viewers while maximizing the Google Play ecosystem.

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'With expanded app availability, new use cases and improved workflows could be achieved for all Chromebook users, whether or not for personal use, for work or for training.

The Chromebook was first introduced in 2013.

'We launched Chromebooks for people who wanted a quick, easy and safe computing experience,' Google says.

The3 chromebooks might be given access to the Google Play app store for the first time later this yr

'Chromebooks just work -- open the lid, and inside seconds, you're in your favorite sites and apps, getting stuff completed.

'Virus safety and automatic updates are built-in, so you do not should handle your computer.

'And that's labored nice for our customers. Faculties in the US are actually shopping for more Chromebooks than all different units combined'

Google said it was adding apps after clients complained the laptops had limitations.


Worldwide Pc shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the primary quarter of 2016 (1Q16), a year-on-12 months decline of 11.5%, in accordance with the Worldwide Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Computer Tracker.

Laptop shipments to the U.S. fell 5.8% to 13.6 million models in 1Q16.

'Demand for PCs in the U.S. remains sluggish,' said IDC Research Director, Units & Shows, Linn Huang.

'However, we must be coming into a period of reprieve. Peak corporate and education buying seasons have traditionally started within the second quarter.

'With some IT buyers fascinated by early Windows 10 transitions and with the potential continued ascent of Chromebooks in U.S. K-12, the Pc market should experience a modest rebound in the coming months.

'So, we're bringing Google Play (the most well-liked app retailer on this planet) to Chromebooks.

'This implies you can obtain and use Android apps, so you may make a Skype call, work with Office files and be productive offline -- or take a break with video games like Minecraft, Hearthstone or Clash of Clans.'

The identical apps that run on telephones and tablets will run on Chromebooks.

Google's Pixel laptop computer measures 297.7 x 224.6 x 16.2 mm, and weighs 3.35lb / 1.52kg

VIDEO Touch display screen + highest resolution screen EVER in a laptop

'We wanted to rethink every thing potential in a laptop computer,' mentioned Sundar Pichai of Google, who revealed the primary chromebook at a particular event run in Silicon Valley and London.

'The screen is the highest resolution screen ever shipped on a laptop computer, and we don't desire customers to deal with pixels - so users will never see them,' he mentioned at the occasion in 2013.

'People want to reach out and touch - so we in-built full touch.'

The laptop computer, the primary Google has designed and constructed itself, might be made in Taiwan.

It will compete instantly with Apple.

'Apple has been at this a very long time, and has built one thing wonderful,' Pichai said of Apple's merchandise.

'But when If you live within the cloud this is the best expertise you may have.'

The machine makes use of Google's Chrome OS, which is predicated on the agency's net browser.


The tech giant is reportedly working on an update to its current entry-degree Cardboard, and is anticipated to launch a headset this yr.

The agency is bolstering its Android help for VR and is developing a smartphone-based mostly system which will rival Gear-VR, the Samsung-Oculus Rift collaboration which has been available since final yr.

The new headset will assist a wider vary of gadgets than Samsung's Gear, which is proscribed to Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

As well as, Google plans to solve the lingering latency drawback with VR - the slight delay between head movements and the video stream - which could be disorientating and depart users dizzy.

The agency is aiming squarely at Amazon's Echo with the home speaker, which has Amazon's Alexa assistant built in.

Fb can also be creating AI bots that can run inside its Messenger app, Mark Zuckerberg revealed at its developed convention last week.

Nonetheless, Google believes its search engine and AI experience will give it a huge benefit.

'We want to be there for customers, asking them 'Hi, how can I help',' mentioned Pichai, who took over as Google boss when the agency reorganised as Alphabet earlier this year.

'We want customers to have an ongoing 2 means dialogue with Google.'

Pichai confirmed the system using its smart assistant to e-book cinema tickets, downloading them routinely.

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Mario Queiroz showed off the new Google speaker, known as Google Home, that will be launched later this yr.

'I ought to be able to work together without a phone,' he stated.

Users will be able to easily talk to the speaker, telling it what to do or asking it questions in regular English.

The gadget can also be a high quality speaker, Google claims, permitting customers to play again music from on-line services of a telephone.

It can even control other audio system, forming a voice managed multi room hifi system, and control different units such as lights and Google's Nest thermostat.

The voice controlled assistant will be ready to control devices and answer queries.

He also revealed over 50% of Google's queries now come from mobile phones.

'We are evolving search to be much more assistive,' he stated.

The speaker is designed to be placed in every room, making a multi room control system for a complete house.

'We understand a billion entities, and we can even do actual time visible translation.

Google says that it's 'an order of magnitude ahead of everybody else' in understanding pure-language conversational queries.

'We imagine the true check is whether people can obtain a lot more with AI aiding them,' mentioned Pichai


It also predicts responses to posts, and even pictures by analysing what's in them, and has Google's assistant built in.

This permits the app to make use of Googe's search capabilities to access the assistant when booking eating places, using OpenTable to make bookings, as an illustration.

The app may also play video games with customers, utilizing emoji to spell out movie titles, as an example.

Google stated it is going to be available in the summer for each Android and iOS.

Google also revealed a brand new messaging app called Allo designed to carry Google's search engine into chats.'

The firm also revealed a brand new messaging app referred to as Allo designed to convey Google's search engine into chats.

It permits customers to talk with pals and employees, and has a new characteristic referred to as 'shout' permitting customers to alter the scale messages seem relying on how important they're.

It also unveiled Duo, a video calling app.

The brand new Google Residence speaker will use Google's new good AI assistant, and will go on sale later this year.

The Amazon Faucet (left) is a portable model of the 9.25-inch Echo that sells for $130, while the $ninety Echo Dot (right) could be plugged into any speaker. at are designed to amplify the position that its voice-controlled assistant Alexa performs in folks's houses and lives. They'll now full

Sundar Pichai took to the stage at an enormous outdoor amphitheatre holding 7,000 subsequent to Google's Silicon Valley HQ to unveil the Google Assistant and Google Dwelling speaker


'Cardboard and phones are nice, but there's a limit.

'We wished to do more, and that includes fixing a lot of actually exhausting issues.

'What we have built will not be availabler till fall, but we might like to introduce it immediately.

Clay Bavor of Google's VR division revealed that VR shall be part of Android N, in a feature called daydream.

A new controller will even be made for the system

The firm revealed new standard for phones operating the brand new Android VR, and a VR mode for Android N to make apps work more effectively.

It stated Samsung, LG and others will assist the software program.

The agency has additionally created a design for headsets, and a new controller allowing users to navigate the virtual world.

It may also deliver Google Play into the digital world, allowing users to easily find and set up apps.

A new controller will even be made for the system, permitting users to easily navigate the virtual world.

Bavor said Google was also working with builders to supply video games for the software program.

It's also porting its own apps, together with a film theatre and road view to the VR system.

YouTube may even seem within the headset, permitting customers to look by voice, access their usually playlist and listen to 3D spatial audio when sporting headphones.

Android powers about 80 percent of the world's smartphones, largely as a result of Google offers away the software free of charge to machine makers.

Google stated it's already working with Spotify, Uber and WhatsApp to incorporate their apps in Google assistant.

Google can afford to do that as a result of it designs Android to characteristic its search engine, maps and different digital services, giving it more alternatives to indicate the digital advertisements that generate most of its revenue.

Reporters and bloggers from around the world attend, ensuring that no matter the corporate unveils will even be featured in tales, pictures and video delivered to an unlimited viewers of consumers.

The three-day showcase additionally attracts 1000's of laptop programmers, giving Google a chance to persuade them why they need to design purposes and different services that work with its devices and an array of software that features the Chrome Web browser and Android operating system for cellular gadgets.

ANDROID N - The next Model OF GOOGLE'S Software program

Dave Burke of Google also spoke about Android N, the brand new version of the firm's software program.

'We've redesigned a lot of the essential features for Android N,' he said.

It will embrace Vulcan, a new 3D graphics engine to boost video games performance, higher security and improved battery life.

Google has also overhauled the way Android is updating, allowing it to extra simply install updates on person's telephones.

Android N additionally includes a new window cut up display screen and image in picture mode.

The software program can even be capable to routinely uninstall apps deemed to be a safety threat.

It also includes a new window split display and image in image mode.

Notifications have also been overhauled, permitting users to reply on to a message.

It will even included the newest emoji.

Google mentioned it can launch the software in the summer, but is making a beta version available within weeks.

Apple will hold an identical conference in June to unveil its fall software program plans.

Google is holding this 12 months's conference, called Google I/O, at an amphitheater a few blocks from its Mountain View, California, headquarters.

Sundar Pichai took to the stage at a large outside amphitheatre holding 7,000 next to Google's Silicon Valley HQ.

With greater than 6,000 seats, the amphitheater could potentially accommodate a bigger crowd than the San Francisco venue where Google held I/O in past years.

Google's bare-bones entry into the nonetheless-nascent subject of virtual reality came two years in the past when it unveiled a cheap headset made out of cardboard.

The company might now be poised to get extra severe, given far more refined choices out there on the market.


Google also revealed a brand new version of its Android Put on platform for smath watches.

It permits handwriting recognition, letting customers draw letters on the screen'

It also works as a standalone gadget - not needing a cellphone.

Google confirmed of V2.

Synthetic intelligence, a term used to describe efforts to develop software program that acts and behaves extra like people, has been a focal level of Google's for years.

Progress in the field has helped Google's search engine comprehend the intent of individuals's inquiries more rapidly and vastly improved the comprehension and responsiveness of its voice-recognition providers.

Google is predicted to dive deeper into digital reality and artificial intelligence with a raft of recent merchandise at its annual IO builders conference in San Francisco at this time.

Analysts have speculated that Google would possibly faucet into its synthetic-intelligence research to introduce a virtual-assistant product that could be set up in properties to help folks manage their lives and get data more rapidly.

Such a system would symbolize Google's response to the rising reputation of Amazon's Echo, a cylinder-like device equipped with audio system and an Web-connected microphone that enables a digital assistant known as Alexa to work together with its customers.