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June 2, 2017

Google has also revealed that the Assistant is now available on more than 100 million devices.

You need a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, or Pixel XL phone to run Android O. It will also run on the Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet. This combines a bunch of buzzwords - AI, AR, machine learning, computer vision - into one feature, and highlights how Google's massive collection of data about the world can be used together.

Also, Google introduced new tools like system optimizations, background apps limits for developers along with Android Vitals Dashboards in the Play Console.

While not all of the feature of Play Protect are new, the latest launch sees Google making the protective features more visible to Android users.

An example of an optimized app for Android Go is YouTube Go, which is able to preview videos first even before loading it, according to TechCrunch.

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Find My Device is part of another effort by Google to up its Android security game, Google Play Protect. As of now, it is unclear whether Google plans to release one running Android Go. The feature will come to market with the regular version of Android O, which is now in beta and will be available this fall.

If you've got a device that's enrolled in the Android O Beta Program, you can check for this update by going into Settings System System updates.

Android Go will ship sometime in 2018 for all devices that have a RAM size thats 1GB or less.

Every supported app will each have a page on the Assistant App Directory.

Optimized apps will be promoted on the Google Play Store with the new section "Optimized for your device". Merchants can also get paid through Assistant this way - in Google's demo at I/O they ordered delivery from Panera using the Assistant. Sadly unlike in iOS which displays the number of notifications within an app Android O will simply display a dot and a user will have to open the app to find out more.

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