The never-ending artificial intelligence wars continue. On Thursday, Dec. 14, Google announced that all Android and iPhones will have access to Google Assistant.
This is great news for the vast majority of Android users, most of whom use older operating systems. According to Google, nearly 30 percent use Marshmallow, which was released in 2015, followed closely by the even-older Lollipop. Meanwhile, less than 1 percent of Android users have upgraded to Oreo, meaning those who previously had access to Google Assistant were minimal, at best.
Google Assistant already surpasses Siri in terms of knowledge and general helpfulness (you know, the important things...) but Siri still reigns supreme -- at least according to The Verge -- due to its integration on multiple platforms. Allowing Google's AI technology on thousands of more devices is a step in the right direction for their quest to best Apple.
Users who utilize Google Assistant will gain access to an AI bot that can manage your schedule, search the Internet, and discover entertainment across many mediums. In addition, Google Assistant has the capability of managing Google Chromecast and can complete tasks without interrupting calls, video chats and other mobile activities.
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