Google Assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end, including Hindi

Nichole VegaFeb 24, 2018

However, the post said, Google is expanding it to support 30 total languages, "reaching 95 percent of all eligible Android phones worldwide", the post said. Currently, Assistant only works with eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Google is doubling down on its digital assistant, adding more languages and working with phone makers to build deeper integrations into their devices, as it battles Amazon's Alexa.

About a week ago, information leaked in a slideshow presentation in Amsterdam that Google would allegedly be adding many more new languages to Google Assistant in 2018 and bringing Google Home products to many more countries. The company has stated that USA users will be getting Routines in the coming weeks, and that users around the world will be able to set location-based reminders right from their Google Home speakers, in preparation for when they go out. The former will build on the Assistant Routines that Google first announced a year ago, effectively macros that will combine multiple actions together under a single command. With Routines, you can create personalized commands and responses - for example, saying "OK Google, I'm home", could turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat, and play some music. For example, you can now ask Assistant to remind you to grab milk when you arrive at the grocery.

The Assistant can already help you keep track of your day, control your smart home devices, make calls, find recipes and more.

Google has announced several new updates to its voice assistant which will roll out throughout this year. You can set up to six routines at once.

"If you prefer to speak German at work, but French at home, your Assistant is right there with you", he wrote. Google also wants to allow the "Hello Google" and "Hey Google" hotphrases to open Google Assistant on a phone even when the screen is off. Giving users the ability to speak more than one language may help Google understand how to best make voice computing services fit the natural way people speak in different regions around the world.

Since MWC past year, we've been working closely with device makers (OEMs) to bring all the capabilities of the Assistant to life on Android phones.

Routines was announced previous year as a way to get multiple things done with one voice command.

Google already has used the data that it collects through its ubiquitous search engine and other free services such as maps and email to build the internet's most lucrative internet marketing network.

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