Google announces big plans for voice assistant at CES 2019
Google kicked off the official opening day of CES 2019 Tuesday by revealing all the new ways that its voice assistant could make your entire life more connected in 2019.
Last month, we had our first glimpse offor smart displays and speakers. Now, everyone with Google Home devices or smart displays (as well as some smart speakers) can try out the mode after Google to those devices, as by Android Police.
You'll need to activate the mode (by saying something like "turn on interpreter mode or "Help me speak Spanish") in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. Once you've started it though, the interpreter will translate, with support for more on the way.
When we tried the mode at CES, we found it to be slow and stilted, which could cause complications for more complex translations. But, as we've seen withover the last decade or so, the interpreter will likely improve. In any case, the rollout is another useful step towards us busting through language barriers with greater ease.
Google Assistant offers livelier search results on Android.
The next time you ask Google Assistant a question, you'll be more likely to get something beyond a flurry of web links. Google is rolling out an update to Assistant on Android that provides more detailed (not to mention more vivid) info cards when you ask certain questions. Search for local events and you'll get cards that include associated visuals and bookmark buttons. Look for cute cats, meanwhile, and you'll see pictures for adorable breeds on top of the actual rankings. Other upgraded searches include stocks (you'll see a stock performance graph), financial calculators, color pickers and even a bubble level.