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Google Assistant Announced for iOS in Google I/O 2017

The most awaited event from Google, the Google I/O 2017 is here starting off with Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai on the stage. He’s been giving the overview of all the Google products that are going to be announced or released in the three days of the I/O event. One of the announcement was that the Google Assistant’s gonna get many new features and making it available to iOS. Yes, iOS users can now enjoy the Google Assistant if they are going meh with Siri!

However, you won’t be able to use the Assistant up to its capabilities due to the API restrictions on iOS. Instead of that, there are only a few features like calling and playing songs that can be done for now. As you can’t set the home button for the Google Assistant as it is made default only for Siri, you have a widget to enable the Google Assitant on your iPhone whenever you want.

As earlier said that there are much more added features, Google Lens, their new product is integrated into the Assistant to help you in many ways. One thing, Google is very much into making automation a big deal by adding these features. And with this Google Lens added to the Assistant, for example, you can simply enable the lens and move your camera towards say, a dish that you do not know. The Google Assistant searches the images on Google for you through the lens and lets you know the name of the dish. Yes, it’s that simple!

Stay tuned for more updates from the Google I/O 2017. There are a lot of interesting products getting unveiled by Google there.


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  1. I am iPhone user, But I have no doubt that Google Assistant is better than Siri. This makes me believe even more that a major upgrade is coming to Siri in Apple’s next month WWDC event.

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