Google rolling out Google Maps Assistant navigation for Android, iOS

10 January, 2019, 12:11 | Author: Camille Rivera
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Apple customers are not installing Assistant as a separate app from the Apple Store, but there is a huge install base for Maps. The feature is exactly what it sounds like - a way to get Google Assistant to translate a different language, making it easier to have a conversation with someone who may otherwise be impacted by the language barrier.

Samsung will add support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa but you need an external device such as an Amazon Echo og Google Home.

The flight check-in works if you have a flight confirmation in your Gmail. The tool will also fetch digital boarding passes. The company will offer more information on the platform later this year. Furthermore, you can book a room with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick.

Though the company is testing the tech at a couple hotels, Google isn't planning a big launch with businesses just yet, but it's not hard to imagine Interpreter Mode coming in handy in other scenarios, like at airports or with other businesses.

On Tuesday, the tech giant unveiled an "interpreter mode" for Google Home Hubs at the concierge desk at Caesars Palace. Today, Google announced that the Assistant is coming to the Sonos One wireless speaker and Sonos Beam soundbar, which launched with Amazon Alexa.

This winter, Hyatt Regency in San Francisco and Dream Downtown in New York City will pilot the translation service.




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One of the highlight features of Google's Pixel Buds is its ability to translate conversations in real-time.

For commuters, it not just about the getting to new places, it's about to get into the place on time.

"With Interpreter Mode, a new feature rolling out over the next few weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, you can ask the Google Assistant to help you have a conversation in dozens of languages".

We suspect that no device on the market can provide accurate, real-time translations between languages beyond the slowest and most elementary types of exchanges.

Google Assistant Connect is a platform for manufacturers to add Google Assistant into their products in an affordable way. What's more, the Assistant will even auto-punctuate your messages now, so you don't have to dictate punctuation marks as well. We have more coverage of Google and much more from CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

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