Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Why Google Assistant fails to crack Apple's iPhone ecosystem

Been further revealed, "If I sent my friend the dancing woman on photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&" target="_blank">iOS and I'm on an Android device then I see a blob, there's a miscommunication". Basically, Google has built on the image recognition technology and built this feature where Google Assist goes and fetches the information about the image in focus. That plan didn't pan out, but it's quite possible that this year, Google Home 2 will get WiFi capability, and Google WiFi 2 will get Google Assistant. This cluster of apps will appear distinctly on the Google Play Store.

Google also announced a software development kit (SDK) to allow developers to integrate Assistant into apps.

Unlike the ubiquitous round emojis displayed on Apple and Android operating systems, Google's version looked like a cross between melted lemon drops and the yellow ghost in Pac Man.

Google also introduced Google Play Protect - a comprehensive set of security services for Android, providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security. For instance, if you would like to know just how much time is left during the wash cycle on the LG SIGNATURE washing machine, speak to it. Many apps on the Play Store also feature Android Pay support so you can easily pay and finish transactions. You can't launch it with your iPhone's home button or with your voice.

Years ago rooting a smartphone had a clear objective and that was the user being able to configure the smartphone at their whim and exploit the hardware to the maximum. One of the most handy Siri features is the ability to search for App Store apps, iTunes movies, and photo albums with your voice.

Integrated Apple services will need an extra step. The update is bound to be sent out by Google soon as well, so it's up to you whether you want to download it now or wait for it to be rolled out by the developer. Namely, text messaging, and making phone calls. The age-old thinking when it comes to gift-giving is "it's the thought that counts;" now you can let Google's AI do the thinking for you. And if you have a Google Home speaker, the Assistant on the iPhone integrates well with that device for controlling other connected home gadgets.

"And with more than 50 billion apps scanned every day, Google's machine learning systems are always on the lookout for new risks", the company said. The real value of Android is quickly moving off the device, however.

While it's still unclear what Android O will be named after, Google is rolling out the beta version for certain devices.

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