Google Assistant Now Available on iPhone
Google Assistant for iPhone
Google Assistant – Google Company’s AI-Based Voice Assistant now available for iPhones. The Google Assistant by Google. The Search Giant’s Intelligent Voice Assistant now available for iPhones. Currently, Google Assistant is being used on over 100 Million Android Devices Worldwide.
Yep — the Rumors are True. Google Assistant is headed to the iPhone to take on Apple’s Siri. At Google I/O, Google Rolled Out Google Assistant as a separate iOS App.
While Apple already has the Siri Intelligent assistant, the first of its kind in the world, the Google Assistant might challenge it to a certain extent, while offering iOS users some choice. However, since Google Assistant will not have the native integration of Siri, it unlikely to replace the Apple assistant.
Google Voice Assistant
At Google, I/O 2017, Scott Huffman, Vice President said Google Voice Assistant is now more Conversational as it can understand Natural Languages. Further, he explains that almost 70% requests made to Google Voice Assistant are in Natural Languages. The Assistant can now understand the Contextual Meaning of Requests made to it to Provide Meaningful Responses. Additionally, Google has Rolled Out the Ability to type to Google Assistant.
Soon, Google’s – Google Assistant users will be able to have a conversation based on what they see via New Google Lens App. Users can simply point their smartphone camera at any subject and ask the Assistant for Relevant Information about it. Google Assistant can instantly recognize what a user is looking at and Offer related Suggestions.
Google Assistant is Rolling out in German, Brazilian, French, Portuguese and in many more languages.
Finally, Google Voice Assistant will now support transactions. This means users can Pay Bills or for services without leaving Google Assistant. For example, users can Order Food from a Restaurant of their choice, and check-out by Paying Google Assistant.
The Google Assistant can now do a Lot more for you like confirming Bookings, Calendar, Suggest a Restaurant Nearby, or Even Play Games with the user.
However, Assistant won’t be able to operate exactly like it does on the Android Devices. Because of API Restrictions on iOS by Apple, Google Assistant can’t set alarms like Siri. Due to some API Restrictions on iOS, Google Voice Assistant on iOS will only be able to do General Stuff like send iMessages and play a Song, but not set Alarms. You can Download the Google Assistant App on iOS Right Now in the App Store. At launch, it is Only Available in the US.
The App is now live in the Apple App Store in the US. To Get Started, Download the App, then open it, and Press the Mic icon or start typing. Here are some things Assistant can help you with, according to Google:
- Ask it anything (e.g. “Will I need an umbrella today?”)
- Make quick phone calls (e.g. “Call Mom.”)
- Send text messages (e.g. “Text my bestie.”)
- Send emails (e.g. “Email your boss the latest TPS report.”)
- Set reminders (e.g. “Remind Me to Call Sarah.”)
- Set calendar events (e.g. “Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow.”)
- Play music (e.g. “Play Jazz music on Youtube.”)
- Navigate to places (e.g. “Get me directions home.”)
Google Voice Commands: OK Google
As well as Regular Web Searches, you can use Google Now as an Assistant a bit like Siri on the iPhone. Below is a list of things you can say. This is not an exhaustive list, but includes the main commands:
- Open (eg. Clash of Clans, Facebook)
- Take a Picture/Photo/Record a Video
- Set an alarm for…
- Set a timer for…
- Remind me to… (includes times and locations)
- Make a note
- Send email to…
- Where is the nearest…?
- Directions to…
- What’s this song?
- Who are you?