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Google announces tons of new features for Google Assistant

10 January, 2019, 23:46 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Google, which has to contend with Amazon's Alexa as it strives to position Google Assistant as the consumer's preferred voice-based assistant, also unveiled Google Assistant Connect, a platform that will enable third party device manufacturers to bring Google Assistant into their products "in an affordable and easy-to-implement way". With the new features coming into play which helps you perform tasks like check-in for a flight, reaching a hotel, and many more, Google Assistant gets a lot more powerful. You can find all the new features below.

Google pulled out all stops make a huge splash at CES 2019.

Brands like Sony, Hisense, Philips, TCL, Skyworth, Xiaomi, Haier, Changhong, JVC, and Toshiba are following Samsung's lead, integrating the Google Assistant in future TVs.

Google Assistant controls more devices: At CES 2019, Google expanded its portfolio of Google Assistant-powered devices.

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Google Assistant is adding an auto-punctuation feature, so users don't have to worry about adding commas or periods in their replies. On Android, Google Assistant will be able to answer text messages on more than five apps which includes- WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Viber, Hangouts, Android Messages, and SMS among others. Google Assistant will soon let you do checks-in to your flight, save and retrieve your boarding pass.

Google Assistant in cars: Google has worked with companies like JBL and Anker to launch Anker Roav Bolt and JBL Link Drive that plug into user's car's socket and enable them to use Google Assistant hands-free.

With this feature, which will be rolled out over the next few weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, one can just tell the Google Assistant "Hey Google, be my Japanese interpreter", and it would function as one. This means you can ask the assistant to show restaurants nearby, set up and dismiss alarms, schedule reminders and timers without unlocking your phone.

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