March 24th, 2018 10:15 AM 2 COMMENTS

Google Assistant Gets Payment Option Courtesy of Google Pay Integration

The Google Assistant is getting better and better with every passing day. The search giant has now announced the integration of Google Pay into Google Assistant, allowing users to make payments via the Assistant. Of course, Google Pay is yet to make its way to the Indian market, so for now, this feature is limited to the United States. Users can now easily send or request money from their contacts... Read More

March 15th, 2018 11:51 AM 0 COMMENTS

Google Assistant Now Available in Hindi for Android Users

Google, today announced the launch of Google Assistant in Hindi. Until now, Assistant is available in the English language, but starting today, users can interact in the Hindi language as well. Google says that the Assistant in Hindi will be available for Android devices running Marshmallow and above version, and soon it will be made available to Android 5.0 Lollipop and iPhones (running iOS 9.1 and above) as well. It's also... Read More

February 25th, 2018 9:28 PM 0 COMMENTS

HMD Global Brings Back the Nokia 8110 With 4G LTE Support and Google Assistant

As we reported earlier today, HMD Global has brought back the retro Nokia 8110 feature phone to the market today. The company decided to bring back this feature phone considering the 1.3 billion feature phone users across the globe, and the Nokia 8110 will please the users looking for a feature phone out there. It comes with 4G LTE support, Google apps support, and more importantly Wi-Fi Hotspot support. The... Read More

February 24th, 2018 12:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google On the Task of Bringing 30 Languages Support to Google Assistant

Ahead of MWC, Google laid out its expansion plans for its Google Assistant software, the search engine giant’s smart assistant that lives on Android smartphones, tablets and Google Home speakers. The company officially announced that Google Assistant is going global this year with some important language upgrades. By the end of 2018, Google says the Assistant will be able to understand and speak 30 languages, enough to cover 95% of... Read More

January 30th, 2018 8:39 PM 5 COMMENTS

Android Users Can Now Interact With Google Assistant in Hindi (Update: Not Yet Available)

Google is trying to make the Google Assistant more accessible to the consumers in India. The latest update (maybe a server-side change, we're not sure) has brought the Hindi language support to the Assistant in India. That said, you can now interact with your smartphone in India with just a tap. However, it is said that only a few phones have received this functionality at the moment, but we're expecting... Read More

December 16th, 2017 8:14 PM 2 COMMENTS

Google Assistant Receives ‘Hey Google’ Phrase Support; Rolling Out to Every Smartphone

Tired of interacting with your smartphone by saying 'Ok Google?' Well, Google Assistant gains support for 'Hey Google' phrase, and the update is already rolling out to all the customers across the globe. Users can now interact with their smartphone with both 'Ok Google' and 'Hey Google' phrases. Google Home Bluetooth Speaker already has support for this 'Hey Google' phrase for quite some time now, and it's good to see... Read More

December 14th, 2017 11:59 AM 4 COMMENTS

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual assistant which is currently available for smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above will soon be available for Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones. Google made an announcement today on the same, and also confirmed that Android Tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat would get Google Assistant very soon. Announced back alongside the first generation Pixel smartphones, Google Assistant was exclusive to Pixel... Read More

December 5th, 2017 4:04 PM 4 COMMENTS

Google Assistant is Coming to Reliance JioPhone, Built for India in Both English and Hindi

At its Google for India event today, Google has announced a plethora of new things for the Indian market. Amongst all the announcements, the major one is the Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone. Yes, Google is making it happen. It's bringing the smartest feature of Android to the feature phone. The JioPhone is the first feature phone to support Google Assistant. Google touts the Assistant for JioPhone as a special... Read More

October 19th, 2017 4:08 PM 1 COMMENTS

Samsung Announces Bixby 2.0 With Third-Party Developer Support; Aiming to Take On Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

As expected, Samsung, at its Developer Conference in San Francisco, has announced an advanced version of its voice assistant, dubbed as Bixby 2.0. "Bixby 2.0 will be a fundamental leap forward for digital assistants and represents another important milestone to transform our digital lives," said Samsung in a press statement. Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Bixby voice assistant to take on rivals such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and... Read More

June 5th, 2019 4:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google Rolls Out New Cricket World Cup Features to Search and Assistant

Keeping in line with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 action, Google on Wednesday introduced special features to its Search, Assistant to help people get all the important match updates. Users can now explore the tournament table, stats and upcoming matches right by just typing "ICC Cricket World Cup" on Search in languages including English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and Urdu, the company said in a statement. For people who would... Read More

February 6th, 2019 2:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google Extends Interpreter Mode on Assistant to Home Speakers and Third-Party Devices

Google has extended the "Interpreter" mode on its Assistant to Home speakers and other third-party devices. The "Interpreter" mode will help users have real-time conversations with compatible devices and also translates them into other languages. "For now, you must use English, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish to start the interpreter mode. After you've started interpreter mode, you can ask Google Assistant to translate between more languages," the company wrote... Read More

April 30th, 2023 6:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Optus Introduces AI-Powered Voice Assistant to Enhance Customer Service

Optus, the Australian telecommunications company, has launched its in-call voice assistant, leveraging Google Cloud's conversational AI platform, Dialogflow, to provide customers with a seamless, intuitive and faster experience. The new AI technology allows customers to speak in natural language to explain the reason for their call, and the voice assistant quickly routes them to the appropriate expert. Also Read: Optus Expands 5G Coverage Using 900 MHz Spectrum Customers Save Time... Read More

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