It has just been a day since the Mobile World Congress 2018 started in Barcelona and we have seen a lot of major announcements being made already. It seems Google has decided not to watch MWC from the sidelines, and has made a few major announcements regarding the Google Assistant.
Google went ahead and announced that the Assistant is now available in seven additional languages which include Hindi, Thai, Indonesian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch. With the addition of these, Google Assistant now supports 15 languages in total.
The second announcement that Google made was that now Assistant can better integrate with third-party applications. To make this possible the company has developed a new Android Link feature which makes the process smoother. With the help of the new Android Link feature, app developers can link specific tasks and information inside their apps with Assistant.
Google, to make the life of third-party app developers a bit easy, also showcased its AskForPlace feature, which allows Google Assistant to handle location-based functions for developers. For example, If you book a cab by telling Google Assistant, it will now ask you where you are and where you wish to get off.
To make the Assistant smarter, Google has now built a memory function into Assistant. This new feature will keep note of all the data that passes through relating to other apps. This will be helpful to users as it would allow them to complete tasks by using the older data.