Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

Google Home upgrade: Your smart speaker is set for a colossal improvement

Just last May, it was on 500 million devices - and the new figure is thanks in large to Android smartphones (which come pre-installed with Google Assistant), Google Home speakers, and other devices or gadgets equipped with the assistant.

The firm's artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant is also to get an interpreter mode to help conduct conversations in dozen of languages using both audio and visual cues, Google said.

Hopper with the Google Assistant built-in will join DISH's voice control technology suite, which includes its July 2018 integration with the Google Assistant that requires users to pair Hopper with a Google Assistant device, like speakers, phones and more, to control their TV.

Another interesting Assistant announcement is auto-translation on smart display speakers, letting the AI helper act as a real-life translator in 27 different languages.

In a test with United for domestic flights, Google Assistant will soon be able to check USA -based travelers for their flights. Furthermore, you can book a room with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick.

In the coming weeks, the lock screen will display more information when prompted with voice commands.

This Smart Clock - unveiled at CES 2019 - comes with 4-inch touchscreen and will go on sale this Spring with a price-tag of $79 (roughly Rs. 5,500).

Google Assistant may be quite common today on Android phones but that isn't stopping Google from making it more accessible.

Then, each person in the conversation can take turns speaking in their own language, and Google Assistant will read out the correct translation.

Here's a quick tidbit buried beneath today's deluge of Google Assistant news (not to mention the freaky waking nightmare that is the CES Small World ride).

Unfortunately, Sonos isn't yet committing to a date for its Google Assistant roll-out.

On smartphone devices, Google would also allow Google Assistant to help users even f the devices are locked.

Integration with a wider range of products will certainly help Google Assistant reach one billion devices. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. In order to enable the so-called " Pixel lockscreen Assistant" feature, you'll have to opt-in through the phone's settings.

In the video below we get to have a look at the design of the Samsung Bots and also some of their features. There is no word on when either of the feature will be released for the worldwide consumers.

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