In addition, Google Assistant will turn your smart appliances on or off, give you updates on the latest news, weather, sports scores, stock prices and more.
When we tested that product at the time, we found its translations were serviceable but included too many mistakes, lacked nuance, and came too slowly to keep up with the pace of normal human speech.
While greater functionality may make Google Assistant more appealing to new users, what will really bolster its adoption in 2019 is its rapid expansion to more devices.
Sonos speakers will be gaining Google Assistant compatibility this year as well.
Now, the company, which is attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, has announced to bring Google Assistant to Google Maps for both Android and iOS phones. Additionally, the Mountain View-based company showed off a cute little Smart Clock from Lenovo as well as a bunch of upcoming vehicle accessories from Anker and JBL that will include Google Assistant. Say "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", to get real-time spoken or written translations to help you with local languages.
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The details: You don't have to state which language you're speaking, as the software can tell (if it's one of the 27 languages it supports).
According to a January 8th, 2019 media release, users will be able to ask Assistant to share trip ETAs, reply to text messages, play music and podcast, search for places along a route and even auto-punctuate messages.
"Starting to roll out today, the Assistant can help you navigate in Google Maps for Android and iOS".
The Google Assistant will also soon be compatible with vehicle accessories that let you control your car's music or diagnostics simply by plugging a device into a socket - keep yours eyes on Anker and JBL.
Apart from the Lenovo Smart Clock, Google has revealed that several other device makers are planning to include the digital assistant in their devices.
To see these smart devices in action, you can check out the Google Assistant Playground at CES; otherwise, they'll be hitting the market over the upcoming months. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US. The feature has recently been integrated at hotel concierge desks across the US.