One of the latest additions in Android is Google's AI personal assistant known simply as Google Assistant. Previously, the digital assistant was exclusive to Google's Pixel branded handsets but as it seems, the company might have plans to diversify its reach. With that said, Google could potentially make a major push of its digital assistant onto the iPhone. Let's dive in to see some more details on the subject.
Google Assistant May Come To The iPhone In The Future
At the time of launch, Google announced that the AI-powered assistant would be available to a wide range of devices such as the Pixel smartphones, Google Home and even the smartwatches running Android Wear version 2.0 and above. However, while the early question was whether the Google Assistant will make way to other Android smartphones. Now, the search engine giant could possibly make a move to the iPhone in the future.
Google Assistant relies on the company's back-end tools that allows it to be as helpful as possible. The digital assistant is pretty convenient at times as it provides suggestions based on a bevy of factors. If Google Assistant does come out of the dark and onto the iPhone, it would definitely be a welcome change for all iPhone owners.
At this year's Mobile World Congress, Gummi Hafsteinsson, Google's Product Management Director was asked if the Google Assistant would make a move to other devices in the future like the iPhone? Since Google greatly wants to expand the reach of its digital assistant, it's not uncanny that the company will neglect the iPhone in the process. However, we can never be too sure about it.
“I don’t think we have anything to announce at this point,” Hafsteinsson told Geekster. “But I think the general philosophy is that we would like to have the Assistant available to as many people as possible.”
If you're an iPhone user and if you have made use of Google's Allo app, you might have seen the assistant baked inside the app. While the assistant is pretty helpful, even inside the app, it's not always a convenience to open the app every time you want to make use of the Google Assistant. However, accessibility is one aspect of the whole scenario. We will probably hear more details on the story, so be sure to keep an eye out.
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