Google Assistant and ten things you can expect from it

Google Assistant and ten things you can expect from it

This year, Google unveiled its new personal assistant, Google Assistant. Basically, Google Assistant serves as an upgrade and extension of Google Now, but this time, Google Assistant is smarter and more helpful.

Google Assistant is exclusive for Google’s new Pixel-branded smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, making it the best selling point of the pair in a fight against the new iPhones and top-end Android handsets. However, you can still get Google Assistant on another Android device as long as it is running Android Nougat.

In this article, we will walk you through ten exciting features Google Assistant can do for you, so you can make the most of it when you grasp a new Pixel phone.

  1. Google Assistant can understand context

With this feature, Google has taken its personal Assistant to a whole new level. You now can have a conversation with the Assistant. Noticeably, the Assistant can understand contexts, allowing it to provide relevant answers and have a conversation without leaving the topic.

  1. Google Assistant knows 70 billion facts

You now can ask Google Assistant anything and you get the answers within seconds. In reality, the Assistant knows 70 billion things and the number will continue to grow over time. For example, you can ask Google Assistant “What is the capital of France?” and you will get the answer a matter of minutes, “Paris”

  1. Scan your personal data to find what you ask for

The tool is making the things you do even better and quicker than before. The Assistant now includes the ability to scan your personal data via Google Account to look for something you aks for. For example, you can ask Google Assistant to look for mails from a particular person and it will quickly scan in your Gmail account for all mails from that person.

  1. Google Assistant can learn from you

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Google Assistant now can learn your habits ranging from when you get home, go to movies to when you leave for work. This means that the more you use it, the better it gets. Google Assistant will understand what you like and dislike to make your daily tasks better

  1. Google Assistant can control your apps

Now you can control your apps on your Pixel phones including the ability to play music, launch an app or start a TV show on Netflix

  1. Subscriptions

Google Assistant now includes a function dubbed Subscriptions, which offers daily or weekly subscriptions for what you ask for. For example, you can ask Google Assistant to send you sport scores from your favorite football team at 9am every day.

  1. Google Assistant can teach you something

Google’s virtual helper now can teach you some cool things like foreign languages or how to make a cupcake right on your phone. This could be Google Assistant’s selling point to compete against Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana

  1. Google Assistant offers answers via Quora

You now can use the popular Q&A website Quora to get the answers for your questions if the answers that Google Assistant provides fail to satisfy you.

  1. Google Assistant can offer local recommendations

This could be one of the Google Assistant’s greatest features. To use this feature, make sure that you have internet connection and enabled GPS, so Google’s virtual helper can give some recommendations for nearby cinemas, restaurants and shopping centers.

  1. Google Assistant always keeps information ready

This may be my favorite feature. Google Assistant will automatically offer information concerning what you are talking about. For example, if you are talking to a friend about the upcoming Doctor Strange, Google Assistant will deliver a list of nearby cinemas that will show that movie. Cool, isn’t it?

These are ten exciting things you can do with Google Assistant. If you have another feature that has not been mentioned above, let us know in the comments section below.

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