Google brings its Assistant to your text messages

26 February, 2019, 11:09 | Author: Leah Owens
  • More Phones Are Adding Google Assistant Buttons This Year

Google is introducing a new dedicated Assistant button on a bunch of phones from its partners, making it much easier to access the company's virtual assistant.

Users can also change the language on Google Assistant on the fly with the command: "Ok Google, talk to me in language ". Google believes over 100 million devices will ship with this button in the near future. For example, Assistant will be able to scan your messages for information on restaurants, movie theaters, and other venues, to surface relevant data about working hours, traffic, weather conditions, and other.

Lilian Rincon, the director of product management at Google, said: "Sometimes the Assistant can actually be more helpful by having a lower visual profile". Only days before the announced closure of Allo, Google's little-used messaging app, it looks like one of its smarter features is living on with the Messages texting app for Android.

With bigger screens and edge-to-edge displays, phone manufacturers have made an attempt to remove any unnecessary buttons and holes from the front of the device.

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Google's vision for the Assistant has become ineasingly ambitious over the past year. (Credit: Tom's Guide) The LG G8 ThinQ, announced today (Feb. 24) has a dedicated button for summoning the Google Assistant, as does LG's more budget-minded K40 handset.

The feature is expected to be rolled out "over the coming months" to Android phones.

Voice integration in Maps is going to be mega-handy for anyone using their phone to navigate while they drive - but it's also likely to be a major blow to sat nav companies and apps. You can select any language pairing from this expanded pool of languages. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu. Digit has 18 years of legacy in dishing out buying advice and informed opinions on how to make the most of technology in your daily lives.



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