It has been over a month since Google unveiled brand new features for the Google Home and Google Assistant, all in the effort of making conversations with the digital personal assistant easier and more fluent.
Google today announced some major improvements to Google Assistant fixing some of its major pain points. Besides adding support for six new voices, Google Assistant will soon come with Continued Conversations and Multiple Actions.
There’s little reason for someone to replace Google Assistant as the default assistant on their Android smartphone given just how good the assistant is. However, if you prefer Alexa over Assitant for some reason, here’s a good news for you. You can set Alexa as the default assistant on your Android device running Oreo.
Google launched Google Pay –the combination of Android Pay and Google Wallet– not too long ago, and now it has another brand new feature to show off.
Google has freshly added support for Hindi commands on Assistant, bringing much joy to Hindi speakers around the world. The feature has taken surprisingly long for Google to implement, but we’re glad it’s finally here.
The Pixel Buds, while being excellent in their own right, do have some issues. However, it seems like Google is on its way to fix them if code found within the beta version of the Google app is anything to go by.
Before MWC 2018 started, Google revealed that it plans to take the tally of supported languages in Assistant to 30 by the end of this year. Now, at the show floor, the company announced that it has added support for seven new languages to virtual assistant immediately. This includes Hindi, Thai, Indonesian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Dutch.
Google today announced a bunch of updates for Google Assistant which will make the assistant smarter and more useful. Firstly, Google has started rolling out Routines to Assistant users. Initially announced last year, Routines will allow users to chain multiple actions into one voice command.
You can now trigger Google Assistant on your Android device by saying “Hey Google”. This alternative hotword to trigger Google Assitant was already available for Google Home users, with Google rolling it out to a small batch of Android users in October.
After initially debuting Google Assistant with the first generation Pixels in 2016, Google brought its digital assistant to more Marshmallow and higher running smartphones within a few months. Now, Google is further expanding Assistant’s reach by bringing it to smartphones and even Android tablets.