What Is The Google Assistant | How Does It Work
The Google Assistant is upgrading or extension of Google Now and it is designed to be personal. It knew your meeting locations, travel plans, your most favorite sports team and also knew where you work, etc.
The Google Assistant means, Google’s voice-controlled smart assistant.
For voice searching, voice commands, letting you do things like sending messages, voice-activated device control we used “OK Google” or “Hey, Google“. Assistant can understand your context and it can react in an informed way. It gives voice control a lot more power and moves it on from only specific commands or phrases.
We can see the Assistant on so many devices like as speakers to cars, fridges to a headphone, etc. In 2016, May the Google first launched its Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones with Assistant Google I/O and after that their Google Home, Wear OS and other running Android phones also come with it.
The Google’s Assistant has spread widely and they did not stop with only their own hardware, they made the partnership with many other companies and spread in other ways, for example, LG’s G7 ThinQ has come with Google Assistant button. Google is taking on Alexa, Siri, and Cortana with its own Assistant voice.
Google says that Assistant will be able to call and book appointments for you in the future. During 2018, other six new voices are coming to Assistant, singer-songwriter John Legend is one voice of them.
DEVICES THAT OFFER ASSISTANT
The Google Assistant was seen for the first time on the Google Pixel, Google Home and, now Google Assistant is available on Were Os devices, Android TV and Nvidia Shield plus Android Auto. Google Home, the smart speakers and it also offer Assistant. The Philips Hue is controlled by Assistant. So many appliances headphones and smart speakers also offer you.
ANDROID L PHONES AND ANDROID M AND N TABLETS:
Google announced in 2017 Dec that the Google Assistant coming to Android Lollipop phone and also Android Marshmallow and Nougat tablets.
ON OLDER ANDROID SMARTPHONES:
In February 2017, the rolling out of Google Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow phones are started by the Google and from that time so many phones may be offered you, Assistant, for example, HTC offers Assistant alongside Alexa on some of its phones, Samsung includes Assistant alongside Bixby.
GOOGLE HOME DEVICES:
The Google Home device launched in the US in Nov 2016 and it is the company’s competitor to the Amazon Eco. It is essentially a Chrome cast enabled speaker, it serves as a voice-controlled Assistant.
The Amazon Eco Dot was unveiled by Google on Home Mini in October 2017
HEADPHONES AND EARBUDS:
Google’s own Pixel Buds and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, these headphones support Assistant features. Very soon the Assistant will support many wireless headphones, announced by the Google. You can access the AI assistant without opening your phone through these brands like JBL, Sony, Harman, and others.
Here Are All The Earbuds With Assistant
1.JBL Everest 110GA (available from autumn 2018)
2.Sony WF-SP700N (available from June 2018)
3.Google’s own Pixel Buds (now available)
Here Is All The Headphones Lined-ed With Assistant
1.JBL Everest 710GA (available from autumn 2018)
2.Bose QuietComfort 35 II (now available)
List Of Old Supported Device
Old speakers and headphones will also get support for Google Assistant via a software update, according to Sony, and these are
1. WF- 1000X- noise-canceling wireless earbuds
2. WI-1000X – noise-canceling neck bud earphones
3. WH-1000XM2 – noise-canceling wireless headphones
4. WH-CH700N – noise-canceling wireless headphones
5. WH- H900N – wireless headphones
SMART HOME DEVICES AND APPLIANCES:
Here’s a full list of Google Assistant for smart home devices and appliances partners, Which help you in many ways like as, you can change the heating or get an alert that your cleaning it did, you can turn lights on and off and also washing a cycle
- Philips Hue
- LG appliances
- Samsung SmartThings
ANDROID WEAR, ANDROID TV:
Android TV offers Google Assistant and Google’s Android Wear 2.0 update also delivered Assistant. Nvidia Shield TV supports Assistant and Sony also offers Assistant supported Android TV from November 2017.
Google Assistant will also available in some cars and through Android Auto infotainment systems built directly into the car, for example, Volvo vehicles and Audi.
The Lenovo and the JBL both showed off their smart display at CES 2018. The JBL Link View has the resolution of 5-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording and it supports a pair of 10W speakers and an 8-inch touchscreen.
The Lenovo Smart Display will sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera capable of recording 720p video and will be available with both 8-inch and 10.1-inch screen options and for vertical use, it can be flipped 90-degrees. The device will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 624 processor, 2GB RAM and 4GB of storage and this are only used to store the files needed for Assistant to work.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PHONE HAS THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT?
If you want to check that, Assistant has support on your phone, then press-and-hold the home button or say “ok Google“, that long press will launch Assistant and a page will be popping up to ask how it can help, it will happen on Nougat or Marshmallow devices because they have the update. When you will do this process, you can type or speak and will get an Assistant to do your work very easy.
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