Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices

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Google demoed the Assistant’s continued conversations at the I/O 2018 event last month, and now the same natural sounding continued conversations are rolling out to Google Home devices including Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max. Continue reading “Google Assistant continued conversations now rolling out to Google Home devices”

Amazon Alexa can now be used as default Assistant on Android

Android OS is known for its openness and freedom of choice, and today this freedom is going a step further as users can now set Amazon’s Alexa as default assistant even over the Google Assistant following Microsoft’s route where it bought in the ability to set Cortana as default assistant last year. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa can now be used as default Assistant on Android”

Google Assistant now lets you send or request money

With Google Assistant you can now send peer-to-peer payments or request payments from your contacts easily. Starting today, users in the U.S. will be able just to say commands like “send money to” both on Android or iPhone and Assistant will take you through the steps to send the money via Google Pay. Continue reading “Google Assistant now lets you send or request money”

Google Assistant now available on iPads

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Google bought the Assistant for iPhones last year and today iPads are joining the suite. Assistant on iPads will do things exactly how it does on iPhones. It supports both portrait and landscape modes.  Continue reading “Google Assistant now available on iPads”

Google Assistant to get support for 30 languages, location-based reminders and more

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Google ahead of the MWC 2018 is making some major announcements to its products including the ARCore, Lens, RCS Message and now it is the Assistant. The company says that it is aiming to improve Assistant with some key features like more than 30 languages support, multilingual support, location-based reminders, Routines and more throughout the year.  Continue reading “Google Assistant to get support for 30 languages, location-based reminders and more”

Google Assistant gets the ability to set music alarms, can now look up TV schedules

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Google Assistant picks up few new features that include the ability to set music alarms, look up TV schedules and more. To set up music alarms, you need to store the songs that you wanted on your Google home or other assistant-enabled speakers.  Continue reading “Google Assistant gets the ability to set music alarms, can now look up TV schedules”

You can now talk to Google Assistant in Hindi – Here’s how to enable it [Update: Only for select Hindi queries]

Update: Google India today clarified that Hindi support for the Assistant has not been launched and Hindi support is only available in the Google Assistant as part of Allo. Check out the official statement below.

The Google Assistant on Android phones and iPhones is currently available in English in India, built for English input but supporting a few selected Hindi queries. While we’ve launched the Hindi Google Assistant on Allo, it’s not available on phones yet. We are looking to bring the Assistant experience to more Indian languages over time.

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LG ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs with Google Assistant to be introduced at CES 2018

LG at the CES 2018 event that is going to kickstart in the coming week will introduce the ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs with Google Assistant and α (ALPHA) advanced image processor, and perhaps the biggest addition to LG TVs this year will be the support for Google Assistant.  Continue reading “LG ThinQ OLED and SUPER UHD TVs with Google Assistant to be introduced at CES 2018”

Google Assistant for tablets running Android 6.0 and 7.0, phones running Android 5.0 starts rolling out

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Google’s virtual Assistant who is currently available for various phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above is now rolling out for smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow.  Continue reading “Google Assistant for tablets running Android 6.0 and 7.0, phones running Android 5.0 starts rolling out”

DeepMind’s WaveNet Technology makes Google Assistant sound more natural and realistic

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A year ago, Google acquired the British based DeepMind Artificial Intelligence startup that had no consumer products and remained a mystery for quite some time. However, a year later now it all makes sense as DeepMind is now officially a part of Alphabet and more is known about its contribution to Google. Continue reading “DeepMind’s WaveNet Technology makes Google Assistant sound more natural and realistic”

Google Assistant released on Play Store, works only on supported Android phones

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Google had the busiest of the days in the year yesterday where it launched the Pixel flagships and many other hardware products. While everyone has their focus on the latest and greatest from Google, the company has launched the Assistant app silently on the Play Store erlier today. Before you get excited, it doesn’t bring the voice assistant to your phone; rather it is just a shortcut app which when tapped triggers the Assistant on your phone. Continue reading “Google Assistant released on Play Store, works only on supported Android phones”

Google Assistant now available on Android TV starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV

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Google has finally rolled out support for Assistant on Android TV starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV just as it had promised earlier this year. For the assistant to work, firstly user have to update which is available for both the Original Shield TV and new upgraded model. In addition to SHIELD TV, Google said that it would also roll out the update to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months. Functioning of the Google Assistant is very easy, and you can trigger the voice assistant by pressing the microphone button on your SHIELD remote which then will activate the Assistant. Continue reading “Google Assistant now available on Android TV starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV”

Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones with Google Assistant announced for $349.95

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Bose has officially unveiled QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones that come with Google Assistant. Rumored earlier this month, QC35 are the first headphone to support your Google Assistant. The headphones have all the performance and features of the original QC35. Continue reading “Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones with Google Assistant announced for $349.95”

Bose QuietComfort 35 II to sport Google Assistant button

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Google recently expanded support for Google Assistant to a bunch of third party speakers and appliances. Now, the company is taking this a step further by bringing Google Assistant to next iteration Bose’s QuietComfort headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II will be first pair of headphones to feature Google’s digital assistant. Continue reading “Bose QuietComfort 35 II to sport Google Assistant button”

Google Assistant expands to third party speakers and appliances

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Google is expanding Google Assistant support to new speakers and appliances. The AI-powered Assistant which works with Google Home will now be available on three speakers –  Zolo Mojo by Anker, TicHome Mini by Mobvoi and the GA10 by Panasonic. All the three speakers will be out by the end of this year. Continue reading “Google Assistant expands to third party speakers and appliances”