27 Feb '17, 5pm

Google Assistant to roll out across newer smartphones

Google Assistant to roll out across newer smartphones

Google is rolling out the Google Assistant to more devices. The announcement coincides with the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain. Currently available on the Pixel smartphone, Android Wear, Google Home and its messaging app Allo, it will soon be available on Android 6.0 and 7.0 devices. Google Assistant is essentially an AI-powered successor to voice search. Google Assistant aspires to be conversational and go beyond simple voice query input and text-to-speech playback. However, most users won’t see a dramatic difference between Google Assistant and voice search today. As third-party services and transactions (“actions “) are increasingly integrated, Google Assistant experiences could become very different from conventional search. A recent survey by Stone Temple Consulting found that the majority of users (60 percent) wanted more “direct answers” without hav...

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