The Google Assistant will reach the Android messenger application, which is predetermined in most of the phones that work with this operating system. The announcement is just one of the updates of the Google Assistant that the company has announced at the Mobile World Congress 2019. During this event, the giant announced that, in addition, there will be more buttons dedicated to the Assistant in the different smart phones.
When you pack a text message to suggest a restaurant, you see a bubble in the pop-up chat window. If you press it, you will see a Google Assistant card that will give you more information about the restaurant, similar to the one you see on Google or Google Maps when you search. You can search the details of the restaurant there or send the complete card to the conversation so that the person you are talking to can simply look at the details without having to leave the chat. This approach is different from the other chat application of the company, Allo, which will soon be closed and in which you can access the Google Assistant.
Google also indicated that the Google Maps Assistant will soon support all the languages it already speaks and understands. This feature was announced at CES 2019.
Smaller updates for the Assistant are coming too. For example, the Assistant will be deployed in seven more Indian languages, including Marathi, Bengal, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Urdu. Not only that, but the Assistant can now translate to or from Korean, Hindi, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch, to languages that were already compatible with the Assistant's translation function.
Google also announced some improvements to the Phone Assistant with features running KaiOS. For example, a new voice writing mode allows you to use your voice instead of text anytime there is a text field. Also, now you can also keep your phone's settings in English and change the Assistant's language to another.
It is interesting to see how the Google Assistant continue to develop over the next year or so, especially in front of other digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri. While Google Assistant is considered to be among the best digital assistants, competition is expected to grow as we enter an era of computer controlled voice commands. That said, Google revealed that the Assistant is now available in more than 80 countries and in almost 30 languages.