Google Assistant launches for iPhone
If you’re an iPhone user that’s fallen out with Siri, the good news is that you’re now free to have an affair with Google Assistant without having to ditch iOS completely. Starting today, Google Assistant is now available to download on iPhone.
The move was announced by Google’s Scott Huffman, who also revealed that Google’s AI is learning a whole bunch of new languages. French, German, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese are coming very soon, with Italian, Spanish, and Korean to follow by the end of the year.
One more trick up Google Assistant’s virtual sleeve: transactions. You can now order stuff purely through the power of your voice, with contextual questions and answers. Neat, but creepy. But mostly neat. Here’s how that looked in practice:
Google I/O is still ongoing. You can watch the live stream here.