The Google I/O developer conference is Google’s biggest event where the company shows off its new products and exciting features. This year’s event kicked off on May 8 and will run through May 10. At the event, the biggest search engine on Earth announced a number of features while revamping the existing ones.
At this year’s event, Google released upgrades to its personal assistant, Google Assistant. Google’s virtual helper was first introduced back in 2016 and was widely welcomed by users. The Assistant has been through many updates to offer a better user experience. Google’s personal assistant now works on both iOS and Android. Tech experts say that Google is still expanding its Assistant to other platforms.
One of the biggest additions to the Assistant lies in Continued Conversations. As the name implies, the feature allows users to keep their conversation flowing. In other words, you won’t need to say “Hey Google” to ask something new. This comes in handy, as it helps save time and maintains your conversation.
The Assistant also receives support for Multiple Actions. From now on, you will be able to ask Assistant more questions at the same time. The Assistant will analyze each question and offer answers.
Another exciting feature lies in Pretty Please. Basically, Pretty Please feature aims to make kids’ experience with Google Assistant less painful. When a kid asks Assistant a question or sends a request and uses the word “please”, Google’s virtual assistant will express its thanks for being polite.
At this year’s event, Google confirmed that its virtual helper now works with Google Duplex. This allows your personal assistant to make phone calls on your behalf. This means that the Assistant can set up an appointment and set a reminder.
Google says that the update will be rolling out to users worldwide this year. However, the company has not specified the release date. Tech experts say that updates will hit users this fall alongside Google’s new Android phone.
According to some reports, Google is planning to launch a new Android phone later this year to take on Apple’s new iPhone. Rumors hint at a possible release of the third-generation Pixel phone.
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