Google Assistant For iOS, Launching This Week
According to Android Police, Google is planning to launch the Assistant for iOS app. This week at the I/O developers conference, Google could actually throw the smartphone world for a loop. They would unveil new Google Assistant functionality for the iPhone. According to reports, Assistant-to-iOS could be announced as early as the very first day of the event.
According to sources, the Assistant would come to the iPhone in the form of a free iOS app. The assistant would depend on voice commands to work with other Google apps installed on users’ phones. Some of the potential uses of Assistant would be, ask to queue up videos on YouTube or read off emails from the Inbox.
Is Google’s Assistant A Competitor For Apple’s Siri?
Google Assistant has been designed to compete with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. Presently, Google Assistant is available only on the Android phones (like the Google Pixel and Google Home smart speaker).
By bringing the Assistant to the iOS platform, Google is surely going to expand its reach into the huge base of iPhone users. This would be a great way to expose the users to the Google ecosystem.
Assistant To Handle Household Chores
Reports claim that Assistant will be integrated into GE home appliances (LG’s Alexa-connected refrigerators) too. This would be a much smarter move to handle household chores.
Google hasn’t confirmed the floating rumors, but you won’t have to wait for too long to know if these rumors hold any weight, As Google I/O kicks off Wednesday in Mountain View.
Date: May 17, 2017