Virtual assistants have long been in the trend and the recent news of Google assistant update has led to several.
Google assistant adds new features to ‘your actions’ section. While you ‘Explore’ in Google Assistant, this new ‘your actions’ tab gets displayed below the explore tab and ‘all categories’. Google Assistant helps set your routine based on the frequent actions you do on a regular basis.
This and many more updates have come along to bring entertainment and better user experience to the recently transformed virtual assistant of the tech giant. If you have missed the news, here’s what you need to know:
- The conversation with google assistant will now be a lot more subtle and humanlike.
Multiple Actions is one more feature being added to the Google Assistant tasks. You can now assign more than one tasks to Assistant. It will now perform multiple tasks assigned in one sentence. For example, start playing my songs playlist and turn on the TV.
What’s making Google Assistant better than Alexa?
Amazon Echo is a smart speaker which has AI technology being employed to its virtual assistant Alexa. Google assistant, on the other hand, is also a virtual assistant but incorporated in android phones and iOS.
According to reports, Google supports 30+ languages while it claims to be available in more than 80 countries worldwide. Over 500 million devices are installed on more than 5000 home devices used across the globe.
Amazon reports claim over 12000 devices are compatible with Alexa and also available in several luxury vehicles and Mini Vehicles. Although, Google gets a plus side here since it has Android Auto program of Google has shown a great success. Alexa comprehends only English, German and Japanese as of now.
The new features such as continued conversation have made Google Assistant compete with Alexa which also features the same functionalities. However, Google Assistant again grabs more points since it answers multiple commands given at once which Alexa cannot do at least till now.
Along with voice updates and other features, Google assistant also launched “pretty please’’ feature this year. It will help kids to become politer by allowing them to say words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
The newly launched Echo Dot kids allow users to show child-friendly content. Both Alexa and Google Assistant allow parents to set time limits for their child to use these devices.
The assistant voice:
As said before, Google has launched new 6 voices given to Google Assistant, John Legend’s voice soon to be one of them. Alexa may not have any famous personality voice for its virtual assistant but surely has voice options in different accents.
The interface of Google Assistant will soon to be transformed making it look similar to the one like Google Now. Google Assistant will allow playing content from YouTube which Amazon’s devices are unable to do.
Though we know Amazon Alexa used in used specifically in Amazon smart speaker, it now will also be available on Android smartphones through play store apps. When you download the app and allow your contacts, data, and media to be synced with it, it will start working similar to Google Assistant and Siri giving you weather updates, taking your commands etc.
Both the updates, Google Assistant and Alexa have added more competition to the virtual assistant market. If compared the smooth functioning and relevancy of the actions taken by both the assistants, Google seems to be better. The last year was of Amazon Alexa which impressed but this year’s first half has changed the states and now Alexa has taken a backseat with Google Assistant’s more personalized and humanlike assistance added to its features.