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CES 2019: Google Assistant plans introduced; How about Android 10.zero Q?

12 January, 2019, 04:28 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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Google's rolling out a cool new Assistant feature to Google Home devices and smart displays: language interpretation with support for a dozen languages. "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", Google explained in a blog post. Google expects applications for Interpreter Model to expand quickly for many situations, especially when people are traveling.

With the Google Assistant built-in on Hopper, customers will be able to use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant questions and see answers on the screen like the weather forecast or games scores.

Google Assistant Connect will allow Google to put its Assistant on the next generation of smart home devices. Clueless about what the guest was talking about, the casino hotel staff sought the help of Google Hub.

Google Assistant can already tack itineraries into Google calendar when it detects a flight ticket confirmation in Gmail.

Google's Assistant Connect platform has a ton of potential.


Lowering the entry barrier to development could help grow Google Assistant ecosystem, as well as usher in a new generation of affordable smart home appliances.

Brands like Sony, Hisense, Philips, TCL, Skyworth, Xiaomi, Haier, Changhong, JVC, and Toshiba are following Samsung's lead, integrating the Google Assistant in future TVs. The new features include flight check-in, hotel bookings, and expanded locks screen access.

Once enabled, you can get restaurant recommendations, turn off alarms and schedule reminders, among other features, all without having to unlock the handset. The service is first launching on United Airlines' domestic flights, so it'll probably be a while until the feature comes to Blighty. The company also noted that the existing units of both smart speakers will be getting a software update to add the Assistant support.

In addition, you'll be able to book a hotel room straight from Google Assistant through partners including Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick.

Google Assistant might be pretty much a standard option for Android phones, but Google found another way to extend its reach.

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