Google Assistant for iOS may be announced this week

Google Assistant for iOS may be announced this week

Google has made multiple steps in expanding the install base of its digital assistant, but this week it's likely to make a significant move toward global domination. It appears that the Mountain View company plans to tap into another huge market: Apple devices.

At first, Google Assistant will be launched on iOS, although it will only be available to customers in the United States at launch. The announcement is supposed to go live as early as May 17, the exact date Google I/O conference is set to kick off.

The personal digital assistant will be released as a standalone application, which will be available for download via App Store. According to sources familiar with Google's plans, the Assistant for iOS devices will provide a mixture of chat functionality available in the Google Allo and the voice-controlled version that's already available on Android devices.

Unfortunately, this is all the information available at the moment, but one thing is sure: Google Assistant will definitely arrive on the iOS. It's just a matter of time before Google will provide iOS users with the option to use its digital assistant, so if it's not going to be announced at Google I/O, it will undoubtedly be unveiled later this year.

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13 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2027; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Now this is interesting...

2. Joosty

Posts: 459; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Good. Siri is weak. I find myself using google apps moreso than the iPhone stuff that I have on my 6S.

3. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Makes complete sense. Android may have the sheer numbers, but iOS have the folks with the most buying power and market influencers. It's the reasons why Google support the iOS platform as well as they do, every business knows this already. The fanatics are the only ones in denial of this.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 6585; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This was already well know. Especially since Google Now has been on iOS. So it makes sense that Google Assistant would come as well. It has nothing to do with buying power. Btw Android has more influence these days than iOS. Apple has been copying from Android and it's OEMs for years now. That is the hard cold truth, and a fact.

5. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Perfect example.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What apps does Google sell on iOS? All of Google's own apps are free. I've never paid for an app on Google or Android. As far as in-app purchases? Apple's apps sales have nothing to do with Google and other than music and video.

11. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1067; Member since: May 01, 2017

When it comes to who has more influence these days, I believe it comes down to price more than "copied" features. With Android, you have choices to where you can get pretty solid phones between 200 and 300 dollars

6. sun0066

Posts: 246; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

What would be an iPhone without google functionalities ?

7. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

You do know there are well over 100 millions of iPhone running in the world with no google services right?

8. sun0066

Posts: 246; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Maybe ,don't know the numbers ,but those whihout google just perform basic ,old school , functions I don't concibe a phone whithout google apps

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"You do know there are well over 100 millions of iPhone running in the world with no google services right?" He probably wasn't meaning the iOS runs Google's services, but iOS users who cant can't live without Google's services.

10. toukale

Posts: 588; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@trojan_horse - I think a lot of Asia, specially China may take issue with that statement. We need to stop looking at the world through Western viewpoint.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He doesn't and neither do you. The fact is, anyone and everyone can install Google's apps and service son any platforms. I doubt there are 100 of millions. Apple Maps was a disaster, that even Cook told user to use Google Maps. Apple's own apps setup as default, doesn't force the usage of them. I would say, other than your own phone, you would be hard pressed to find a single phone in the world, that doesn't have at least ONE google apps/service on it. You live in some Bazaaro world dude.

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