Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 11, 2019

On smartphone devices, Google would also allow Google Assistant to help users even f the devices are locked.

The company said Google Assistant is set to be present in one billion devices by the end of January, in 80 countries and in almost 30 languages.

Everybody wants to flawless the real-time translation on their respective assistant. For security reasons, it's available through opt-in, meaning you've got to tick the box in settings. In order to enable the so-called " Pixel lockscreen Assistant" feature, you'll have to opt-in through the phone's settings.

When booking a room, Google Assistant can also take care of that task thanks to its integration with Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick. Just say "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" to start Interpreter Mode and get real-time spoken and (on Smart Displays) written translation to aid the conversation.

Is Google getting into the theme park business? Google also promises to bring support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. Already the company said its assistant works with more than 1,600 home automation brands and more than 10,000 devices - though "works", as always, is in the ear of the listener. What digital assistant you prefer the most and why?

During CES 2019, Sonos announced that the Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers will integrate Google Assistant.

Whirlpool previewed its new KitchenAid Smart Display with the Google Assistant at CES. But reports of tests by others at CES suggest that the performance is about the same, though now Google is supporting 27 languages.

For those traveling outside of their language comfort zones, Google Assistant can help remove barriers to communication. Gone are the days when travelers need heavy dictionaries in foreign languages to talk to the natives as artificial intelligence just made it possible to converse with other people from different places by just uttering a few words to command your gadget. Google's marketing blitz went far and wide.

Google has revealed that it is baking the Assistant right in the Google Maps apps on Android and iOS devices.

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