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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:28 am

Still a month away (May 17-19), but what does everyone hope to see?

I hope they announce a lot more features on Google Home. It should be able to do everything my phone can (creating events, checking showtimes, etc).

I think they are also going to announce Google Home 2, which will be a smart speaker and router in 1. Hopefully this means Google Home v1 has a price drop.

They have been teasing Allo for desktop, but I imagine we will see this as well.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:18 pm

I'm always interested in new hardware. I'd love to see improved Google home functions or a price drop.

I wouldn't use a combo home/router given my router location, but I would like more advancement on the mesh networks and price drops there.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:45 pm

Agreed Brad. I don't have a use for the Home/router combo unless it doesn't cost anything extra.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 17, 2017 2:04 pm

Hey Siri, Google Assistant is on the iPhone now

However, Assistant won’t be able to operate exactly like it does on Android devices. Google says because there are API restrictions, Google Assistant on iOS will only be able to do general stuff like send iMessages and play a song on your Spotify app, but not set alarms. Yeah, bummer. And since you can’t remap the Home button from Siri to Google Assistant, you can instead add a widget which looks like a big ol’ icon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23SM31i8o-8
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 17, 2017 2:47 pm

The Google Home connected speaker will soon add a feature that will allow owners to make outgoing hands-free voice calls. This new feature, revealed as part of the company’s Google I/O keynote address, will allow those owners to call any landline or mobile phone number in the US or Canada, for free.
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Postby Tyler » Thu May 18, 2017 7:03 am

Google Lens = Seefood.

As long as I'm able to take a picture of an invitation I receive in the mail and it automatically adds it to my calendar. I've been wanting that for years.
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu May 18, 2017 10:50 am

Tyler wrote:Google Lens = Seefood.

As long as I'm able to take a picture of an invitation I receive in the mail and it automatically adds it to my calendar. I've been wanting that for years.

That's fantastic

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Postby Tyler » Fri May 19, 2017 6:53 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I'm always interested in new hardware.

Was there any? I didn't hear anything.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:01 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post The Google Home connected speaker will soon add a feature that will allow owners to make outgoing hands-free voice calls. This new feature, revealed as part of the company’s Google I/O keynote address, will allow those owners to call any landline or mobile phone number in the US or Canada, for free.

This is awesome.
Tyler wrote:Source of the post As long as I'm able to take a picture of an invitation I receive in the mail and it automatically adds it to my calendar. I've been wanting that for years.

So is this. I've been missing google goggles for years.
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bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I'm always interested in new hardware.

Was there any? I didn't hear anything.

Yes. So far the only hardware announcements were for standalone VR daydream headsets: https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/17/sta ... ydream-vr/
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Postby Tyler » Fri May 19, 2017 5:19 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post Yes. So far the only hardware announcements were for standalone VR daydream headsets: https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/17/sta ... ydream-vr/

That's pretty cool. I'm still not sold on inside out tracking through. Not enough power in an untethered headset.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:55 am

Anyone opt in to the Android O beta? I did. So far it's actually pretty stable.

http://m.androidcentral.com/how-get-and ... ack-nougat

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Postby Tyler » Sun May 21, 2017 1:29 pm

What's the best feature offered that N doesn't have?
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:22 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Anyone opt in to the Android O beta? I did. So far it's actually pretty stable.

http://m.androidcentral.com/how-get-and ... ack-nougat

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I'm going to give it a try.

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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:29 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post What's the best feature offered that N doesn't have?
Probably a revamped settings menu and new emojis? I mostly opted-in because my replacement device wouldn't update past 7.0 for some reason (I should be on 7.1.2).
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:15 pm

Update was extremely fast. Haven't played around enough to review yet. I did notice the battery% meter is no longer inside the battery. It is easier to read but I'm not sure I like it taking up extra real estate. The to bar is just a clutter. I might do a factory reset tomorrow to give it the full test.

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