The Latest on Google's at its annual developers conference (all times local):
Google and Samsung have increasingly become competitors as Samsung launches services that duplicate what Google already offers on Android.
Google is making a test version of the upcoming Android P operating system available on some phones, but none are from Samsung, the leading maker of Android phones. Samsung owners will have to wait several months for a later version.
The new system promises better battery life and brightness adjustments with the help of artificial intelligence.
Likewise, Samsung's camera app won't get a built-in Lens feature that lets Google offer information after taking a photo of a building or sign. Samsung has been developing its own, Bixby Vision.
It's not immediately known which company made the call to withhold the features announced Tuesday.
Google is introducing a navigation system feature with its Google Maps app that uses augmented reality to help guide people to their destination.
When Google Maps users pull up directions, they can look through their camera in Maps and get turn-by-turn directions while viewing the actual street. The app will also orient users and verify their position using local landmarks such as buildings and shops viewed through the camera.
Google says the technology is called VPS, or visual positioning system. It was unveiled Tuesday at the company's annual developers conference in Mountain View, California.
Google outlined its latest improvements to its Android operating system, including more adaptive brightness settings and battery function. Called Android P it's the ninth major version of the Android operating system.
The battery will now use machine learning to adapt to how you use apps in order to conserve energy and have what Dave Burke, Android vice president of engineering, calls a more "consistent" battery experience.
It will also have something called "adaptive brightness" that learns how bright a user likes their screen based on manual adjustments, instead of automatically adjusting based on the how bright it is in the environment.
Another feature called "shush" mode automatically turns on the "Do Not Disturb" function if someone turns their phone face down on a table. And "Wind Down Mode" will fade the screen to greyscale at a designated bed time to help users disconnect before bed.
The features were discussed Tuesday at Google's annual developers conference.
Google is working on technology it's calling Google Duplex that will use artificial intelligence to call businesses to make appointments and other tedious calls.
In two demonstrations, one setting up a hair appointment and another a restaurant reservation, a realistic-sounding automated voice used pauses and "ums" and "mmm-hmms" to sound more human during interactions with people....