MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Google is committed to bringing its voice command system, the Google Assistant, to every possible computing interface.
Today it exists on Android phones and tablets, Android Wear smartwatches, Google Home, and is soon coming to Android TV and Android Auto.
There’s also an SDK for hardware device makers, allowing anyone to build a Google Assistant box.
The next great frontier for the Google Assistant? The iPhone.
Today, Google announced the Assistant is coming to iOS devices. Users will be able to open up the Google App, press the voice button, and speak to the Assistant.
This announcement comes with a lot of hype attached to it, but as we’ve been saying since the Assistant’s launch, there isn’t a huge difference in functionality between the old Google voice command system and the Google Assistant. What you mainly get is a new presentation with a more “humanized” response system that tells jokes and plays games.
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