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Google kicked off its annual I/O developers conference yesterday, unveiling the latest version of Android, a cheaper new Pixel phone, and a larger take on the kitchen TV / home hub (the first device using the company’s new combined “Google Nest” brand for home products). CEO Sundar Pichai declared a grand vision to become “more helpful” and rattled a narrative around privacy.
Most interesting to The New Consumer is Google’s continued progress with Assistant, its AI-powered service that competes with Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. The potential and reality of the voice computer is a theme we’ll cover closely.
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