Until now, Google's assistant for iPhone didn't stand out for functions that other similar programs of the likes of Siri, Alexa or Cortana couldn't already do. The thing is that they've decided to give it another twist turning it into a really useful assistant that tries to centralize all the most usual actions that we carry out on our smartphone, whether iOS or Android (although in this case, we're talking about the version for Apple devices).
Talk into the microphone or use the keyboard: it's here to help you
Now, The Google Assistant goes way beyond checking the weather or our calendar. It now integrates functions inherent to the operating system as well as those that have to do with third-party applications, such as the control of monetary transactions for instance.
It will become the center to control all your activities.
Google Allo already gave us a glimpse of what was to come but now this dedicated app intends to go way beyond the latter with new functions, such as the following:
- Google Lens functions have been expanded, offering us greater capacity in terms of image recognition. It can be used for all sorts of purposes: from capturing data from a router (username and password) to use them later on, to taking a photo of a peculiar building to find out its name. Furthermore, it integrates into Google Photos to extract all the important that you may want to recall.
- Improved integration with Google Home: it enhances the functions to interact with Google Home's smart speaker. Proactive notifications, hands-free controls, access to online music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, and SoundCloud.
- Improved connectivity with iRobot hoover robots and Whirlpool and GE Smart household appliances.
- Enhanced reminders for your tasks.
- Carry out actions by writing the commands or using voice control.
All in all, it integrates better with all the user's daily tasks and expands all those functions that can be carried out with a smartphone: from buying an airplane ticket to using the text contained in an image. Everything is faster, easier, and more automated.