Google digital assistant will soon be accessible to many more Smartphone users. It will work with the latest versions of the Android operating system. Until now, G.A (Google Assistant) had been accessible on pixel devices. But Google Assistant has now found its way to LG’s new G6 flagship.
The company said that Google’s update will officially launch this week to users with Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow installed, but it will also appear on some newly announced partner devices such as LG G6.
Google Assistant will be available in the United States, then in Australia, Canada, U.K and Germany will follow. Gummi Hafsteinsson (product leader for Google Assistant) said this update will allow hundreds of millions of Android users to try out Google Assistant. Support for Geographies and other languages will be added in due time. In terms of language provisions, only German and English are currently supported.
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The new Assistant feature on Marshmallow Phones will replace Google search.
The personal assistant will enable users to ask for the translation of a phrase, operate all their Smartphones with their voices, take photos, get directions, check the weather, and ask questions. You can achieve this by pressing the home button or activated through voice by saying “ok Google”.
This new update will be available on around 32% of Android Phones once it is officially launched.
Google Assistant is quite different from its rivals. For it is designed to prompt conversations with users and respond to follow-up questions.
The Al- based Google Assistant and conversational search gets even more intelligent, the more it is used, making certain the results are returned are exactly what the user is looking for.
Our aim is to make Assistant accessible anywhere you need it, “said, Hafsteinsson” it was first revealed in Android wear 2.0 through new Smartwatches, and as we inspected in January, the Assistant is also coming to cars and TVs.
This new update will also add a much requested App drawer on the home screen which enables users to view a list of installed apps sorted in order.
Source: BBC Tech News
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