Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

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In the coming months, Assistant will learn Hindi, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Indonesian and Thai.

Today, February 23, Google announced two new advancements for its Assistant by the end of the year. Throughout 2018, we're going to see Google Assistant in more places, work in more languages, let carriers and manufacturers add their own commands, and we'll finally (finally) get Routines. When it launched, it only supported one - English - and right now the digital assistant supports Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese. On the Google Home smart speaker, the assistant can now be set to understand either English, French, German or Japanese. This could be useful if you wanted to use the Assistant to do things like make changes to your phone plan or get the balance of your bill. First is Routines which helps Assistant to perform multiple tasks at single request. It'll basically be like any other third-party action: you'll have to say something along the lines of, "Hey Google, ask Sprint how much data I have left", rather than simply being able to ask "how many minutes do I have left?" and your phone automatically knowing you're on Sprint thanks to your SIM card.

Meanwhile, those with Google Assistant on their phone can already set location-based reminders, and now this feature is headed to smart speakers as well. And location-based reminders will ping your phone at the appropriate time when you tell your Google Home to do something like remind you to buy milk after work.

Google's assistant already can be used to control Nest's cameras and online-linked thermostat its Home speaker and smartphones are running on its Android software.

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Earlier this month, Google revealed at a conference that the Assistant is set for a wider worldwide rollout in 2018. On that same note, the Google Assistant is also becoming multilingual later in the year.

Google Assistant will be multilingual later in 2018 as well, the post said.

With the Assistant Mobile OEM program, OEMs can build deeper integrations between the device's features and Assistant, using natural language understanding and the conversational abilities of Assistant.

If that isn't enough, Google also announced that it is working with hardware manufacturers and wireless carriers to get even more Assistant integration out there in the wild. Coming soon, we'll also have new integrations from LG, Sony Mobile and Xiaomi.

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