Here's everything Google announced at its big I/O conference

As part of this, the company will ship new "lite" versions of its apps, Play store, and OS with the release of Android O. The first devices are expected to ship in 2018.

Lens features are rolling out to Android in the coming months. It's growing its lead over the competition. Android O will include a number of new features, like autofill, redesigned settings and downloadable fonts.

Google is also planning a slimmed down version of Android for low-end phones, primarily used in the developing world. You can move it around the screen, as well as flick it away to close it. This seems like an excellent idea, and a step towards live tiles-like functionality. That means Google tools will use machine learning to predict and automate features, and get smarter over time. On top of that, if Android O recognises that you've highlighted something like a street address, the OS recognises it and displays a quick shortcut to Google Maps alongside the usual options to copy, format, paste, and so on. With this app, Google introduced this assistant feature in iOS.

GE's Geneva smart home platform is set to gain Google Home integration along the same timeline.

Today, at its I/O developer conference, Google revealed that over two billion monthly active phones and tablets are now running Android.

System optimizations. Google is optimizing Android so that apps run faster and smoother. Battery life is also getting a performance bump thanks to some refinements to background location and app activity. But what is shaping up to be one of the best new additions with the forthcoming Android O is the company's focus on the "vitals"...

"TensorFlow Lite will leverage a new neural network API to tap into silicon-specific accelerators, and over time we expect to see [digital signal processing chips] specifically designed for neural network inference and training", said Dave Burke, Google's vice president of engineering for Android. Such fragmentation has always been an issue given that Google doesn't manufacture most Android devices. These ads are an expansion of Google's previously announced "Universal Ad Campaigns", which are created to simplify the process of advertising across Google's online properties - including the Google Play Store, Search, YouTube, the AdMob in-app network and the millions of sites on the Google Display Network. Android Go will ship in 2018 for all Android devices that have 1 GB or less of memory.

What will Android Go offer? Before this, it was only accessible on non-Pixel phones through Allo, which is Google's messaging app. Now the Android O Beta is available through OTA for all the people who are in beta version. The service was created to tailor the latest Android operating system for phones costing around $100 or less.