Google Assistant was announced by Google last year to much fanfare as a smarter alternative to Google Now that was able to contextually understand your requests. It was initially available to Google Allo, then was rolled out to Google Pixel phones then later on was enabled to Android devices around the world via a Google Play Services update.
Today at Google I/O, Google revealed that there are 100 million Android devices that have the Google Assistant. It seems that Google wants to cast its net wider with its AI assistant where they announced that they will finally port Google Assistant to iOS.
Apple has sold over 1 billion iPhones since they were first launched in 2007 and currently, they sell a minimum of 50 million iPhones a quarter. This means that there is a huge market for Google to make sure that people use the Google Assistant on their iPhones.
The introduction of Google Assistant to iPhones will make it compete directly with Apple’s Siri, which was a marvel when it was announced during the iPhone 4S reveal. This move should worry Apple as Google Assistant in some cases bests the Cupertino giant’s assistant as shown by the video made by the tech YouTuber MKBHD.
In addition, Google says that they will release a Google Assistant SDK so that developers can be able to integrate Google Assistant across a broader range of hardware.
As an iPhone user, are you excited that Google Assistant will be available for use on your trusted iPhone? Tell us in the comments.