Google extends the scope of the Assistant. As announced by the company on the # IO17 launched yesterday, the digital language assistant will also be available in the version for the Apple iPhone in the future and will make “Siri” competition there. Angry tongues already claim that the smartphone from Cupertino is thus “intelligent” for the first time.
Google had presented the Assistant a year ago and the list of compatible smartphones for the time being limited to the two own smart phones of the pixel series. In the course of the following months, the availability for other smartphones was expanded and even the Nvidia Shield console with the wizard, with a few tricks, the language assistant was finally installed on almost every newer Android device. Meanwhile, the Google Assistant is to be used on more than 100 million smartphones, which is a face of the yesterday announced number of a total of two billion active Android devices is still quite small number.
In this context, however, one must bear in mind that the software’s capabilities are still very different, depending on the language used. While the Assistant can actually show impressive results and “conversations” with the software after a certain period of familiarization really intuitive, Google has problems in other languages. In Germany, enormous progress has been made at regular intervals, which also depends on the extent of interactions with the software.