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Google brings Assistant to iPhone in challenge to Apple's Siri

20 May 2017, 10:15 | Bernard Bryant

Assistant finally lets you type to ask questions on your phone

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Android can be a bit of a pain in the butt, as new versions of the operating system don't reach all devices - even new ones.

Android Go is set to make its appearance in 2018 and will target Android devices with memories up to and including 1 GB. After the release of the Android O public beta at the annual I/O developer conference, it was discovered that Google had overhauled the emojis for Android.

If you're currently the proud owner of a Google Pixel, Pixel XL, or a recent Nexus device, you now have access to an updated Android O beta packed with all of the great new features Google showed off on stage on Wednesday during its Google I/O 2017 keynote.

Android Pay is also getting a new feature by way of targeted offers that merchants will be able to present to users when they are at a physical location. Launching on the iPhone could rapidly increase this figure while Google still trickles the app onto additional Android phones. Bluetooth support for Google Home will let you play audio from iOS and Android. If you're interested in checking them out, go to the XDA Developers forum for your device. "Most of these users are in emerging markets". Heck, it is possible to buy a phone or tablet and never get an OS update!

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As of late 2016, 95 percent of the world's 7 billion-plus population now has access to cellular coverage and "there are nearly as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people on earth", according to the International Telecommunication Union's "Measuring the Information Society" report.

Google added more emoji through Android 7.1 Nougat, but the focus was on improving diversity with more female characters and skin tones.

The new API will soon be used in Google Assistant, allowing you to quickly send money to your contacts with simple voice commands (skip to about 14 minutes in the above video for a demo).



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