Google Assistant Might Be Launched Across iPhones Too
Google recently announced its decision to roll out the Google Assistant for Android Marshmallow and Nougat smartphones. At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Google’s Product Management Director Gummi Hafsteinsson hinted that Google Assistant might also be launched across iPhones.
Hafsteinsson revealed at MWC that Google Assistant will now be available on Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and Android Auto.
I don’t think we have anything to announce at this point, but I think the general philosophy is that we would like to have the Assistant available to as many people as possible.
While the search engine giant made a prominent move in introducing the Google Assistant to other, earlier unsupported, Android smartphones, the inclusion of iPhone in the list will be welcomed.
Though Siri is the iPhone’s original assistant, the Google Assistant will be available on iPhones through Google’s iOS apps. However, you can still technically get the Google Assistant on iPhones via the Google Allo app.
Rumors suggest that Apple may introduce an upgrade for Siri at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, allowing more AI features and capabilities for the already heavily used virtual assistant. With Google Assistant on iPhones, it will be interesting to see who garners more popularity amongst iOS users.