Google Assistant can now translate conversations in over 20 languages: Here's more

Judy Cobb
January 11, 2019

But the big theme for Google Assistant was the auto.

Samsung's 2019 range of Smart TVs to feature Google Assistant, allowing you to control your TV with voice commands from your Google Home. The list of the number of languages available hasn't been provided yet but it can be assumed that the Interpreter will support all the major languages.

To open Google Maps while driving, you'll just have to say "OK Google, take me home".

"By bringing the best of Google services and AI to the Assistant, we're focussed on building the most helpful digital assistant when you're at home, in your auto, or on the go", said the company in its blog. Active users have quadrupled in size during the previous year, according to the company.

Pixel users can access Google Assistant even when their Android device is locked.

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CES 2019 has come to an end. More than 150 products have Alexa built in, while more than 28,000 smart-home devices made by more than 4,500 different manufacturers work with Alexa, which has more than 70,000 "skills", as apps for the platform are called. You can find all the new features below.

For Android, Google Assistant will also work on SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more. Eight percent of US adults got a smart speaker during the holiday season. The company also noted that the existing units of both smart speakers will be getting a software update to add the Assistant support. But reports of tests by others at CES suggest that the performance is about the same, though now Google is supporting 27 languages. Two of their first devices will be Anker Roav Bolt and JBL Link Drive. It can connect with any car's on-board infotainment system via Bluetooth or auxiliary cable.

The smart clock, which is slated to go on sale in the spring, marks Google's latest foray into smart displays. Some of the new features announced would be really helpful for millions of people around the world. The consumers will soon be able to check-in to their flights as well as save or retrieve their boarding pass in Google Assistant on Android phones or iPhone. The Assistant now also have the potency to become the interpreter for dozens of languages.

"Domestic travelers on United Airlines can say 'Hey Google, check in to my flight", to automatically be checked in.

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