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.
Google today announced a bunch of developer focused improvements to Google Assistant in a bid to make its assistant more useful and engaging for end users. The update expands Assistant’s availability to more third-party apps and international languages.
Google today announced that it is expanding the capabilities of Google Assistant by adding support for over 50 new games and activities for families and kids. The company had first given a sneak peek into these features at its Made by Google event on October 4.
Google Home Max Features High-Excursion Woofers, Smart Sound for Great Sound Quality; Available in December for $399
In addition to the Google Home Mini, Google also unveiled the Google Home Max. Google is hoping to reimagine the sound with the Google Home Max. The speaker features dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers and custom 0.7-inch tweeters which allows it to output sound 20 times louder than the Google Home.
Kicking of IFA in Berlin, Germany, Google has announced that it is bringing Google Assistant to a bunch of speakers and home appliances from OEMs like LG, Panasonic, Anker, and more.
Back in February Google started rolling out Google Assistant to smartphones running Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat.
Google Assistant To Be Available On Marshmallow and Nougat Running Android Devices Starting This Week
Just a couple of hours after LG unveiled the G6 exclusively with Google Assistant, Google has decided to ruin the Korean company’s party by announcing that it is expanding its AI-powered digital assistant to all Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat.
Google Assistant on the new Pixels is pretty conversational and somewhat smart. Google has so far shown us that we can use the Assistant to quickly look up hotel and flight books, look up on points of interest around us, setting reminders and more. Now, as discovered by a user on Google Plus, you can quickly tell Assistant to share an article you are currently reading to social media.
Time to answer a few questions. Yes, this is Google’s headline Android phone for the year. Yes, it goes under the Pixel brand rather than Nexus. Yes, Google’s marketing department has gone into overdrive trying to create a genuine consumer phone that can more obviously match the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. And yes, as a result it’s arguably at least £200 too expensive here in the UK. And similarly across the world. But is the super speedy and phenomenally well put together Google Pixel XL worth the branding premium?