Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS

Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS

The search giant notes that the Interpreter Mode is rolling out to the compatible devices over the next few weeks and will support a total of 27 languages. There are some kinks: it won't work if more than one person speaks and requires some unnatural gaps in the conversation while it processes, according to The Verge.

In addition, the smart speakers and smart screens of Google Home will feature a new translation mode called "Interpreter". It incorporated a similar feature into earbuds in November 2017 and already offers a similar service via Google Translate.

Google highlighted its partnership with Sonos as part of a broader publicity push for the Google Assistant at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Tuesday morning. At CES 2019 alone, so many various devices were launched with Assistant-compatibility. The Assistant will help you calculate your ETA from Google Maps and send the details to friends using any of the aforementioned messenger apps. You can also view your boarding pass in Google Pay by saying "Hey Google, show me my boarding pass".

It rolled out new integrations with Google Maps, where users can operate the app hands-free with just their voice.

The feature is also one of the best reasons yet to invest in a smart display, like the Google Home Hub. It uses the existing smart home platform to expand to new device types.

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Google's also making changes to how Google Assistant handles messaging.

"This is native integration with Google Assistant itself; it should be a lot more seamless, a lot faster", Lacey said. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist.

Additionally, the Google Assistant is getting a new feature for the Philips Hue bulb that is aimed at helping you wake up. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

In a related move, Google Assistant will also be able to book hotel rooms for you.

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