Google is ON FIRE right now, rolling out non-stop awesomeness upon the tech-lovin’ world. Their proposed set of new emoji to better represent women was a total win, and their new Gboard puts our fave teeny pics and the best online search engine at our app-tappin’ fingertips. Now, they’re ready to sweep us off of our feet again with the introduction of the Google assistant, your very own helpful little buddy who will be available EVERYWHERE — we’re talking about on your phone and at home. Check out all of the awesome deets.
Google describes its newest feature as a “conversation between you and Google that helps you get things done in your world.” Need info? Just ask your Google assistant. Wanna buy movie tix without leaving your pad? Google assistant will hook you up and let you know when it’s time to leave so you don’t miss the show. And just like a good assistant, the more you use it, the more it gets to know you and the better it becomes at its job.
Available across all of your Google-using devices, the assistant is always there when you need it, whether you’re chilling at home or on the go. And to get even more from your own assistant, check out the additional items and features Google has just announced.
The Silicon Valley giant is ready to give the Amazon Echo a run for its money. You can have your assistant available in every room of your house (think Star Trek and how the computer was always there, on-demand merely at the sound of the peeps’ voices) with its new Google Home. This sleek little item comes in a customizable base with different colors and materials to match the style of your decor and, using voice-activation, will allow you to do anything like turn on music, turn on the lights, order pizza and check the weather, all by simply asking your assistant to do so. Helloooo, futuristic awesomeness!
As if Google assistant wasn’t already cool enough, you’ll also want to say hello to Allo and Duo. Allo is Google’s new messaging system that will let you chat directly with your besties as easily as you use the rest of Google assistant — that is, with a mere voice command. Adding to the fun is Duo, a companion app for one-on-one video calling that includes fun little features like Knock Knock, which gives you a live video of whoever is calling before you answer.
Available this summer, there is just enough time to get super excited about the Google assistant and all of its awesome features before it hits the app stores.
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