Everyone is familiar with the war of virtual assistance for smartphones. In this war, the main rivals are Google Assistant and Apple Siri. And now, there is a great twist in this war. With the target to increase the reach of its virtual assistant even more far, the search giant is allegedly setting up to launch the Google Assistant on iOS platform as well.
As per a report published by Android Police website, the search giant may proclaim the launch of the virtual assistant on iOS platform at its forthcoming I/O conference for developers. The report also proposes that during the time of roll out, Google Assistant for iOS platform will only be accessible in the U.S. It will be rolled out as a separate app via the App Store of Apple. The virtual assistant will allegedly combine chat functions with voice commands. Apart from all this, no other information is available. Google Assistant was rolled out way back in October 2016, along with the introduction of the Pixel XL and Pixel flagship handsets.
Earlier in 2017, the company declared that it will ultimately bring its virtual assistant to all handsets functioning on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Lately, Google rolled out the authorized app for its I/O annual conference for developers. Named as Google I/O 2017, the app permits the users to catch the event and follow up on its keynotes, both remotely as well as in person. Google I/O 2017 app can be employed to navigate around and reserve seats at the conference. It is also likely to discover the timetable of the event and read facts about keynote speakers and discussion topics. Users can also generate their adapted timetable for the event, below the ‘My I/O’ tab in the app.
In addition to this, they can also set an alarm for the tasks they have saved below the section. Apart from this, the app permits the users synchronize their adapted schedule among the official I/O website and various devices.
Well, for now, the only of Google Assistant rolling out on iOS platform is going to create a storm in the industry.