Microsoft to stick with twice-a-year feature updates for Windows 10
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Google Pixel 2 CONFIRMED for later this year
04 March 2017, 12:57 | Muriel Sparks
However, the company announced earlier this week that smartphones running Android 6 or Android 7 would get Google Assistant. Previously, and since Google Assistant was launched in October a year ago, it was just available on Google's own Pixel devices, Google Home, Android Wear and Allo messaging app.
Google confirms in the description of the video that Assistant is rolling out to Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices beginning today. The only new feature, according to the changelist, allows Android users to access Cortana from the lock screen.
It's hardly the biggest reveal about future Pixel devices and doesn't really tell us anything we hadn't all assumed, but it's a good starting point for the future Android phone. The update brings animated emojis, a better GIF search as well as a shortcut to the Google Assistant.
If you're an iPhone user and if you have made use of Google's Allo app, you might have seen the assistant baked inside the app. While this is a welcome move from Microsoft, the one thing that is missing out from this update is the fact that users can not ask Cortana things, similar to how they do it in the Windows Phones.
Osterloh further added that Google is not very keen on launching budget smartphones and the company will make sure that "Pixel stays premium".
The expansion will commence soon, and the initial markets where Google Assistant will arrive initially include US, Canada, Australia, Germany and UK.
Once updated with Google Assistant, the users can communicate with the phone like a normal one-on-one conversation with another person and can continue the conversation as long as they want. More countries and language support are promised later this year. In the new update, the tech giant has made live easier for those who still depend on the Allo app for messaging services. Google Assistant is Google's assistant created with software based on Artificial Intelligence learning.
ICE operation appears routine, but raises fears
However, he did say that the memo calls for the hiring of 10,000 more ICE agents in the next year to begin more actions. She recalled watching ICE agents taking away her father and brother and said: 'I was scared for my life'.
Everton 2 Sunderland 0
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is intent on bringing Burnley defender Micahel Keane to Goodison Park in the summer transfer window. With a goal he equaled Everton's Premier League top scorer record as well as the current season top scorer in the league.
Putin says new Syria sanctions would hamper peace talks
The opposition says political transition - specifically the fate of President Assad - should be added to the discussions. Two Western diplomats said the Syrian government agreed to study de Mistura's three political concepts.
Steelers use franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that the team has placed the franchise tag on running back Le'Veon Bell. The Pittsburgh Steelers ensured Le'Veon Bell isn't hitting the free-agent market.
Samsung Group dismantles corporate strategy office
However, major business groups criticised the arrest, concerned about the impact on Samsung and, more broadly, on South Korea. The scandal has led exploding phone and washing machine maker Samsung to hit pause on some of its corporate operations.
Iranian President Rouhani arrives in Pakistan
The ECO secretary general thanked the prime minister for hosting the ECO summit and for the excellent arrangements. The Economic Cooperation Organization or ECO was founded in 1985 in Tehran by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.