Google Android P name leaked

Google Android P name leaked

Every year Google tries to surprise us with the name of the new version of Android version. This year will see the debut of Android P, and although Google would like to keep us guessing, it looks like an indiscretion has revealed the name ahead of time. Interestingly, this leak doesn’t come down from Mountain View, but instead a clue from Huawei.

A Huawei communication in Poland appears to have leaked the official name of Android P. It is likely to be called Android Pistachio.

The official name of Google’s upcoming Android P or Android 9 OS has been leaked. According to a report, Android Pistachio could be its official name.

The name was leaked through a Huawei customer care chat with a user in Poland.

While the person asked if his Huawei P9 Lite mini would receive Android 8.0 Oreo, the response mistakenly revealed the market name of Android P, which Google is expected to announce in the coming month, alongside the devices to which the new OS would be compatible.

A screenshot of the mail has also been shared by tech websites like BGR

Google backs JioPhone operating system provider KaiOS

Google backs JioPhone operating system provider KaiOS

KaiOS Technologies Inc., the developer of the KaiOS operating system for smart feature phones, has received a $22 million investment from Google as part of the American company’s ‘Next Billion Users’ program. Following the partnership, Google Assistant, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Search will be available to KaiOS users, the HongKong-based company said in a post.

KaiOS has been able to push the feature phone demand in India, also helping Reliance Jio to become the leading feature phone brand with its 4G powered JioPhone in Q1 2018, according to Counterpoint Research.

KaiOS has helped bridge the digital divide for hundreds of millions of feature phone users who were not upgrading to smartphones due to steep learning curve or pricing or digital illiteracy, said Tarun Pathak of Counterpoint.

KaiOS works with manufacturers like TCL, HMD Global, and Micromax and has partnerships with carriers such as Reliance Jio, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

KaiOS powered phones have grown 11400% in just one year with shipments close to 23 million units in Q1 2018, according to Counterpoint, which said that less people bought smartphones in Q1 than last year partly due to the uptick in feature phone demand driven by the rise of KaiOS powered phones and HMD’s Nokia brand comeback.

Google CEO Sundar pichai says its won’t use AI for weapons

Google CEO Sundar pichai says its won't use AI for 

Google pledged not to use its powerful artificial intelligence for weapons, illegal surveillance and technologies that cause “overall harm.” But the company said it will keep working with the military in other areas, giving its cloud business the chance to pursue future lucrative government deals.

How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post. “As a leader in AI, we feel a deep responsibility to get this right.”

Google will continue to work with militaries and governments in other areas, such as cybersecurity, training, recruiting and veterans’ health care.

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer for AlphabetInc.’s Google, released a set of principles on Thursday after a revolt by thousands of employees of the internet giant. The charter sets “concrete standards” for how Google will design its AI research, implement its software tools and steer clear of certain work, Pichai said in a blog post.

“How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come,” Pichai wrote. “As a leader in AI, we feel a special responsibility to get this right.”

The seven principles were drawn up to quell concern over Google’s work on Project Maven, a Defense Department initiative to apply AI tools to drone footage.

The company said on Thursday that if the principles had existed earlier, Google would not have bid for Project Maven.

Yet Google’s cloud-computing unit, where the company is investing heavily, wants to work with the government and the Department of Defense because they are spending billions of dollars on cloud services. The charter shows Google’s pursuit of these contracts will continue.

Pichai says while we are not developing AI for use in weapons, we will continue our work with governments and the military in many other areas.

These collaborations are important and we’ll actively look for more ways to augment the critical work of these organizations and keep service members and civilians safe.

Google charter is a watershed moment for the company and AI as a field. Technology giants, like Google, have stretched far ahead in developing software and services that give machines more control over decisions.