Google has not been taking the chance of the biggest phone event of the year to make big Android declarations for the last few years. But the firm has one more mobile software platform that is turning out to be as essential: the Google Assistant. So in 2019, it is declaring a few new features developed to extend it into the developing industry. Google Assistant is receiving voice typing on KaiOS feature phones. More Android handsets will have a button for Google Assistant and its support for various languages is extending.
Initially, Nokia and LG are going all-in with the button for Google Assistant on their handsets, placing it on their “complete series of new Android handsets,” as per Google. Later in 2019, TCL, Xiaomi, and Vivo will also roll out handsets with the button. When all those handsets begin getting sold, Google hopes that there will be more than 100 Million gadgets with the button.
On a related note, Google had a number of headlines to share this year at CES, and most of it rotates around the firm’s voice assistant—Google Assistant. The Assistant received new features (such as boarding pass support, conversational translation, and enhanced auto reply) and was being equipped in even extra places (Samsung TVs, Dish’s Hopper DVR, and that long-expected Sonos integration).
To begin with, Dish declared at the event that it bring Google Assistant to its new Hopper series. In addition to this, Lenovo also showcased its adorable and tiny alarm that also acts as smart speaker, which is powered by Google Assistant. Moreover, the Assistant got a new feature. The new interpreter mode in the Assistant can translate conversations. Apart from all this, the Assistant is claimed to add auto-punctuation feature to messages. All these additions to the Google Assistant will surely place it in vanguard position in the race against Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.