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Tech & Science iPad users can now multitask using Google Assistant

19:25  14 march  2018
19:25  14 march  2018 Source:   afprelaxnews.com

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Following in Amazon Alexa's footsteps, Google has rolled out an official version of their ‘ Assistant ' for iPads .

Fans of iPads can now utilize Google Assistant with their tablets. On the Fire HD 10, the feature can be used hands-free — while on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 or older The new app will allow users to multitask on iPads with iOS 11 so that it’s possible to chat with the assistant while performing

Google Assistant for iPad © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Google Assistant for iPad Following in Amazon Alexa's footsteps, Google has rolled out an official version of their ‘Assistant' for iPads.

Last May, Google Assistant became available to iPhones, meaning iPad owners could use that version albeit in a limited way, however on Tuesday a larger screen edition rolled out onto the App Store, with support for both portrait and landscape mode.

Now Google's virtual personal assistant, which usually serves Android fans and anyone with a Google Home smart speakers, can compete more competently and directly with Apple's Siri.

In a blogpost, the company highlights some of the ways its Assistant can be used with Apple devices, for example, setting the mood by dimming the ‘smart' lights or changing their colors.

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Google Home users in the US and Canada can now make calls to anyone using the Google Assistant , completely free of cost. The Assistant , Google said, will be a part of every major Google product in the future. It found its way in Google Home too.

They can even multitask on Apple’s tablet running iOS 11 and up as they will be able to chat with Assistant while they use any other app or even play a game. Alto’s Odyssey Now Available On The iPhone, iPad , Apple TV. Google Assistant May Get A Dedicated Hardware Button.

Also available is the multitasking feature: using iOS 11, the Google Assistant can now check your calendar or plan your trip while you play a game as it also supports split-screen.

Other features like “call mom” or “remind me to email the bank” may not lure in those already accustomed to Siri, but they could please Google fans who just happen to use an iPad.

And with Apple accounting for 53.7 percent of tablet sales in North America towards the end of 2017 (according to CRN) there is no shortage of homes with the device.

Therefore, it's not surprising that companies want to extend their services to this platform.

Earlier this week Amazon did also exactly that, introducing a tablet-friendly app version of their its virtual assistant, Alexa. And days later, Google has rolled out its iPad-friendly version in seven different languages (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish).

You can finally send money to your contacts by asking Google Assistant .
Google is rolling out the ability to send peer-to-peer payments with Google Assistant. Starting today (only in the US), iPhone and Android users can say something like “Send Lauren $2,” and Assistant will take you through the steps to send the money via Google Pay. Your recipient will also need to set up Google Pay to receive the funds.In January of this year, Google finally ended the Google Wallet / Android Pay confusion by merging them into the Google Pay system. Although, the confusion still exists: for the next few months, there will still be a separate “Google Pay Send” app for peer-to-peer payments.

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