Today, Google has announced that they will start rolling the feature out to users starting this week or month. Now The Pixel was announces, Google did say that he Assistant would be a Pixel exclusive, although you could leverage the power of the AI behind the Google Assistant through Allo. We got our first glimpse of the Google Assistant back at Google I/O last year, and then a working version of it shipped with the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
At MWC 2017, Google announced that they would start rolling the Assistant out devices running on Android 6.0 and above. Google says the Assistant will start rolling this week to Marshmallow and Nougat devices for English users in the US followed by Australia, Canada, and the UK, plus German speakers in Germany. Earlier last year at the Google for India event, we have to see firsthand Allo’s ability to pick up commands in Hindi, with Google promising to bring more local languages to the app in the coming months.
Google Starts Rolling Smartphone
About Google Assistant
Google Assistant is Google’s iteration of a personal assistant. You can ask a question and follow – up questions, and Assistant will track the conversation, determine context, and audibly respond with the right information. With the launch of Google’s Pixel – branded smart phones, Google unleashed Assistant in full form, now extending that the to a wider selection of phones, both new launches like the LPG G6 and Nokia 6, as well as older devices like Samsung Galaxy 7. The personal assistant challenges Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa.
Allo was launches originally with just support for English; however, by the end of the year, Hindi was adds to its repertoire, as a second language. Google has always had a special focus on India, which is evident from the plenty of localized content we are getting from the Company. The Google Assistant will first hit devices in the US, followed by users in Australia, Canada, and the UK in the English language. Google wants Assistant to power as many platforms as it can, including Android TVs and set – top boxes.
The Google Assistant is an upgrade over Google Now, and offers a conversational user interface. The Assistant will later made available on the Google Home speaker, Google’s Allo messaging app, and more recently on Android Wear 2.0. Google Assistant served as one of the biggest selling points for Pixel devices and with Assistant on more Android smart phones. Google will have significantly larger pool of data for its machine-learning algorithm. Google Assistant can be access on any supported device by updating Google Play services.