Lowering the entry barrier to development could help grow Google Assistant ecosystem, as well as usher in a new generation of low-priced smart home appliances.
Interestingly, the company also said that "earlier speaker models" will be updated to "work" with the Assistant, so owners of, say, the Play:1, Play:5, Playbase or Playbar could be in luck. Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode Demo Just before it was officially unveiled at the biggest tech show, the company showed how it worked.
We're still waiting for Sonos to launch support for the Google Assistant, but we're now getting more details as to what that will entail when it finally arrives. You will hear translations on Google Home devices and see them in writing on smart displays.
The most notable change discussed was a new "Interpreter Mode" that promises to translate speech from foreign languages in real-time.
How often do you use Google Assistant? New voice commands let users share ETA with contacts, auto-punctuate messages, and reply to texts across a wider range of instant-messaging platforms.
Within a few weeks, Google will roll out Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant on Google Home devices and smart displays.
"On Android, the Assistant works with messaging services from the following providers: SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more". But CES 2019 has been a major showcase for bringing Google Assistant to more devices, and Verizon is next on the list to chase that trend.
Smart Clock: Google, in partnership with Lenovo, has announced a new Smart Clock with a 4-inch display that suggests alarms based on users' daily routine. And Todoist, for help keeping track of itineraries with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.
Google's Assistant Connect platform has a ton of potential.
Currently, the most convenient way to check-in for a flight is going to the airline's website 24 hours before takeoff and remembering your confirmation number (or keeping your confirmation number). Some of the participating hotels include Choice Hotels, InterContinental Hotels, Priceline, Expedia, and Travelclick.