Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP
Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP

Are Google’s new features the future or are they just playing catch-up?

The search giant recently announced upgrades to Google Home, Assistant and Photos, and its upcoming Lens tool is the stuff of science fiction. Competitors such as Amazon and Samsung, however, may have got a head start

Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP
Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted a number of innovations at the Google I/O 2017 Conference, including upgrades to Google Assistant. Photo: AFP
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