Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps

09 January, 2019, 19:56 | Author: Leah Owens
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Among the updates comes flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lockscreen to all Android phones. You can, however, have both assistants in one whole-home system and make them interoperable.

Not only that, but the integration means you will also be able to respond to texts using your voice, complete with "auto-punctuation", and control your music.

Google has announced Yesterday at CES some new features for its virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant. Google is now bringing this feature to all Android devices in the next few weeks.

Google highlighted its partnership with Sonos as part of a broader publicity push for the Google Assistant at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday morning.

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Google Home devices will soon be able to help you have a conversation in different languages. Google is helping change that by deploying Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant - it will support "dozens" of languages when it arrives, including commonly spoken ones like Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, and French. Google's virtual assistant has been endowed with a lot of new powers over the a year ago, including making bookings on your behalf and screening spam callers. For hotel booking, you can instruct Assistant to "book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th", for instance, and it will show you pricing options and availability within Assistant, which you can book using Google Pay credentials. The command will be "Hey Google, check in to my flight".

And it's not just limited to regular SMS messages, the features work with popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and others. With this new Google Maps integration, drivers can use the Assistant to keep their hands on the wheel. The idea behind the platform is to let product makers put an Assistant experience on their products that utilize Assistant on a linked device without needing all the hardware and software required to build an Assistant-powered device.

Headlined by a new translation feature for the Google Assistant called Interpreter Mode, Google hopes its Assistant can help bridge languages gaps in a smarter and friendlier way.

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