Google Assistant new update brings support for Indian English language and more

Joanna Estrada
November 17, 2017

"Together with developers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, we look forward to exploring and delivering these new possibilities for the Indian Google Assistant". The AI-powered assistant made its debut on Android phones earlier this year and has become one of the most used features of Android phones. Google Assistant is the company's artificial intelligence-based mobile phone search and assistance app similar to Siri from Apple. While Google hasn't mentioned anything in its press note, the announcement in itself is an indication that it is interested to bring the Google Home speakers to India especially since the developers can make apps with Assistant using Indian English language.

Other than this, one will soon be able to find apps in even more languages, as now Google allows developers to build apps in Spanish for U.S. and Mexico, Italian and Portuguese for Brazil. Now, users in these respective regions won't need to repeat voice commands to make it understand and will be able to perform actions using the assistant.

The company has promised to improve the Google Assistant with newer features in coming months.

To create a more interactive user experience, Assistant now has an API that will allow users to start out the query on a voice-activated speaker like Google Home and then pass it on to the smartphone that also supports Google Assistant.

Google pushes for Assistant enabled apps in India, Home speaker incoming?
Google Assistant new update brings support for Indian English language and more

For instance, users can ask Google Home to order a pizza and once all the add-ons and number of units is finalised, food app will ask user via Google home to complete the payment transaction on his phone. For example, the category like "Food & Drink", is broken down into additional subcategories.

It is also introducing new sub categories.

This is not it, Google has also refurbished it, Assistant, to features a "What's New" and What's Trending' section in Explore Tab. So starting today, developers and companies can build apps to engage with Indian users through Actions on Google, the developer platform for the Google Assistant. It is also introducing autocomplete in the directory's search box, so, if a user doesn't quite remember the name of your app, it will populate as they type.

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