Move Over Alexa, Google Assistant on Sonos Is Worth the Wait

Apple trolls Google with giant billboard at CES 2019

Apple trolls Google with giant billboard at CES 2019

Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones.

Google has revealed that it is baking the Assistant right in the Google Maps apps on Android and iOS devices.

Sonos has started a private beta test of Google Assistant on its smart speakers, and is looking to launch the integration to the public this year.

Search engine giant Google has made huge strides in terms technological advancement in terms of deep learning and machine learning to make its Google Assistant for smartphones and speakers. That way iPhone owners can get all information hands free without needing the native assistant Siri.

After asking one of the Assistant-powered devices, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", it will aid you in communicating with someone in a different language.

The feature would be introduced to more devices and even smartphones in the future.

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Meanwhile the Blues have defeated Liverpool at Anfield, a tough Derby County side and AFC Bournemouth to reach the final four. Now I think I know everything, so I think I will be ready and I hope the same for my players".

The company said more airlines would be participating soon. While it will be only audio with Home speakers, the translations will appear as text on Smart Displays. This is all to make sure that the experience "knits together the full ecosystem of Google Assistant, with the full Sonos system", says Sonos. The Home Hub allows you to view YouTube, watch recipes brought to life, and monitor the stream from your smart security camera all on the unit's 7-inch touchscreen display.

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Google is also adding a second option that will allow the Assistant to provide you with personal results from the lockscreen.

Google Assistant is constantly evolving and gaining new abilities.

As for the companys Bixby voice assistant it is also limited to a few countries and languages. "The complexity of the integration has meant that it has taken this long", a spokesperson at Sonos told us. So for those that don't have Android Auto in their cars, but want a slightly better solution than just talking to your phone, Anker's $50 (£39; United Kingdom pricing and availability TBA) Roav Bolt and JBL's similarly priced Link Drive Plug let you connect your phone to your vehicle via an aux jack or Bluetooth so you can use their built-in noise cancelling mics to talk to the Google Assistant with increased clarity.

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