Google I/O ’17 roundup: Assistant for iPhone, Google Home expansion, new Gmail for iOS features & more

Google is kicking off its annual Google I/O developer conference today with the event’s opening keynote presentation and during had several announcements for not just Android but also iOS and Mac users.

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Among the announcements so far today, Google Assistant is expanding to more languages, in addition to coming to iOS with a standalone iPhone app.

Google Home is coming to new countries and languages and also getting a bunch of new features ahead of an expected unveiling for Apple’s Siri Speaker competitor. The Gmail mobile apps are getting a new “Smart Reply” feature with quick reply suggestion buttons not unlike the Inbox app. Google Photos is getting new features including machine learning intelligence. And Google is releasing a new VR app for developers today called ‘Daydream Elements’.

The company also announced some updated numbers for its services today, including confirming it now has 2 billion Android active devices, 800 million+ Drive users, and 500 million+ Photos users.

Head below for the roundup of news from our coverage over at 9to5Google (and check back for more as the event and the rest of Google I/O ’17 continues):

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