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Google Assistant to Arrive on More Smartphones with Multilingual Features

Google has planned a big expansion for its Assistant in 2018 which was first revealed last week. Back then the number of supported languages was said to be 25 by the end of the year, but now the company has officially announced that Assistant will speak more than 30 languages before we say hello to 2019. That will make it reach 95% of all eligible Android phones worldwide.
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The first new languages will be Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, and Thai, with more coming at some point after that first wave. These will be available both on Android and iOS, by the way.

What's more, Google Assistant will become multilingual later this year, which means you'll be able to speak to it in multiple languages without altering a setting every time you want to switch. It will understand what you say in multiple languages fluently. This feature will first be available for English, French, and German, with support for more arriving "over time".

Perhaps responding to the threat posed to the Assistant's existence by Samsung's Bixby, Google says it's working with phone makers so they can build deeper integrations between the Assistant and device features and develop integration with hardware AI chips. This Assistant Mobile OEM program has been in the works since MWC 2017, apparently. Expect to see such integrations from LG, Sony, and Xiaomi soon.

Interestingly, Google has a similar program for carriers, so in the future, you will just ask the Assistant about your plan, add new services (like international data roaming) through its conversational interface, and even get support from your carrier in this manner. Sprint, Koodo, Telus, and Vodafone are already developing such integrations, and more partners will be announced soon.



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