Google’s virtual assistant Google Assistant is going global, adapting to various regions across the globe with multi-linguistic support – which means, it will soon be a Namaste for India across Google devices including speakers, smartphones, Google Smart TVs and all Google devices.
Google has introduced a technology that actually turns smartphones into a virtual assistant with just a button-click, it is widely known as the Google Assistant. Currently, Google’s virtual assistant in available across the world in eight languages – English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil) on Android phones. But, since Android users are spread across the world and the number of users is continuously increasing each day, Google decided to make the virtual assistant accessible to as many people, languages and locations as possible. For which, Google Assistant will support multiple languages soon, by the end of this year.
Google is planning to make Google Assistant available in more than 30 languages, which will make its reach 95 percent of all eligible Android phones worldwide by the end of this year. So in upcoming months, Google Assistant will support international languages like – Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones. And, more languages will roll out, eventually with time so that the goal of 30 language support can be completed by the end of the year. The new feature will be rolled out in all Google devices, including speakers and smartphones.
To add to it and make even more global, Google Assistant will go multilingual later this year, so families or individuals that speak more than one language can speak naturally to the Assistant. So with this feature, Assistant will be able to understand commands in multiple languages fluently. For example, if you prefer talking in English at work, but Hindi at home, Assistant will be understand it in both languages. However, multilingual option will first be available in English, French and German initially, and will later be expanded to other languages with time, by the end of the year.