Google I/O roundup: Google’s ‘Assistant’ Siri competitor, Google Home, Allo & Duo messaging apps & much more
Google kicked off its Google I/O developer conference today with the usual keynote address where executivesÂ showed off a number of upcoming hardware, software and developer tool products. It started off with its new voice controlled Siri competitorâ€” Google Assistantâ€” which alsoÂ ties into its upcoming Amazon Echo-like device for the home calledÂ Google Home.
The company then demoed a brand new messaging app called Allo,Â and a new video messaging app companion called Duo,Â both of which will be coming to iOS devices.Â The new Allo app will be the first place that users will get to experience the new Google Assistant features that the companyÂ plans on bringing to several devices across platforms including to vehicles through Android Auto. And it highlightedÂ a focus on security for Allo with an “incognito mode” like its Chrome browser, while giving a demo and talking up reliability of video calls for the Duo app.
Head below for our roundup of everything announced courtesy of our sister site 9to5Google, and keep checking back for more as the event unfolds.Â
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