Global Google Assistant: Recent Updates & Developments
Blog – #57
Google has Recently announced that it is going to add some interesting features in Global Google Assistant. They were pretty much focused on making the Google Assistant useful throughout all parts of your day, and earlier this year Google introduced latest features for Google Assistant and are making changes in your lifestyle by making your homes and cars easily accessible.
The Google Assistant has developed a lot since its launch in May 2016, for now, it is only available in 8 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil) and in tablets it supports the English language.
Also, it supports devices like speakers, phones, Android Auto and TVs, in English languages all around the world.
As we are just a night away from Mobile World Congress 2018, we’re excited to share more about the latest developments in the smartphone ecosystem which Google had planned to bring in the Assistant.
Let’s have a look at Recent Announcements…!
Bringing the Assistant to more than 30 languages
Google’s Android is everywhere all around the world and Google Assistant is currently Assisting to as many people, languages, and locations as possible.
The Google Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages, planned to reach 95 percent of all eligible Android phones across the world.
In the next few months, It will become Global Google Assistant and will be available in languages such as Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones, and they will also add more languages on more devices throughout the year.
They are also making the Global Google Assistant multilingual later this year so that families or individuals who speak more than one language can also speak their pet languages to the Global Google Assistant, with this amazing feature you will be able to use Google Assistant fluently in multiple languages.
If you prefer to speak English at work, but French at home, your Google Assistant is right there with you. The multilingual feature will first be available in English, French, and German, with support for more languages coming over time.
Global Google Assistant: Prooving itself a great Assistant for smartphones
Since MWC 2017 last year, Google developers are working closely with device makers to bring all the capabilities of the Google Assistant to real life on Android Smartphones and now they are bringing some advancements to the Global Google Assistant and launching Mobile OEM program,
which will help them to enable Mobile OEMs to build deeper integrations between the Google Assistant and device features, using natural language understanding and the conversational interfaces of the Assistant.
They are working tirelessly with developers so that they can build device-specific commands with the Google Assistant, developing various integration within hardware-based AI chips, also planning to redesign “Ok Google” with “Hey Google” work when the screen is off, and also focusing on building other custom integrations as well. Coming soon, we’ll also have new integrations with LG, Sony Mobile, and Xiaomi.
Some Mobile carriers are also going to play a critical role in delivering great mobile experiences to the end users through their quality networks and services.
Google Assistant Carrier program helps mobile carriers to use their capabilities in the Assistant to give their users more insight and control over their service.
This includes helping users to learn more about their travel plan, daily routine and adding new services (like international data roaming), get customer support and much more.
It also gives mobile carriers a new way to support their customers while reducing user response time. Carriers Sprint, Koodo, Telus, and Vodafone are already developing integrations with the Assistant, with more coming soon.
A better assistance across multiple devices
The Global Google Assistant can help you to track your day, control your extremely smart home devices, make calls with voice commands, find delicious recipes and much more. Starting over the very next week, you will find two new features that will help you use the Google Assistant across all your smart devices in your life.
Routines: They have announced Routines last year, which help you get multiple things done easily with just one voice command. In the coming weeks ( U.S.) you’ll be able to use six routines that will help you a lot with your morning breakfast, commutes to and from work, and evening dinner at home.
For example, if you say “Hey Google, I’m home” and the Assistant on your Google Home or smartphone can turn on the lights, share any home reminders, play your favorite music and more, all with just four words.
Location-based reminders: You can already set reminders based on a location with the smart Google Assistant on your mobile phone. In the upcoming weeks, you’ll also be able to set them with your speaker. Want to make sure you pick up the milk at the grocery store?
All you have to do is to ask the Assistant on your smart speaker, like Google Home—and when you get to the store, the Google Assistant on your phone will remind you.
Wrap Up – With its Multilingual feature, Routine & Location-based reminders and closer integrations with smartphone makers and carriers, the Global Google Assistant is getting better & better for you every day.