Google has expanded Google Assistant’s prowess to include Android apps, which can now perform all sorts of everyday functions…
There’s no question Google Assistant is an extraordinary powerful piece of tech. Assistant can actually do so many things, Google has devoted an entire website to its vast number of capabilities (which easy count into the hundreds). But, for all its ostensible usefulness, it still sometimes falls short. However, Google recognizes this and has expanded its abilities to do a whole lot more.
Google Adds Google Assistant Functionality to Android Apps
Most Android device owners probably know that they can ask Assistant to open apps. For instance, just say, “Hey Google, open Facebook,” and the social application will open right up. But, that’s about it. Asking anything more complicated won’t work. Or, wouldn’t work, until now. Google has given Assistant the power to actually carry out specific tasks.
For example, it’s now possible to say, “Hey Google, search for fall decorations on Etsy.” Or, “Hey Google, open fill-in-the-blank personality or brand on Instagram.” Or perhaps, “Hey Google, check my accounts on Mint.” Basically, Assistant can now search or perform tasks through specific Android apps. Adam Coimbra, Product Manager at Google explains:
“Now you can do things like playing music, starting a run, posting on social media, ordering food, paying back a friend, hailing a ride—the list goes on and on—all with just your voice.”