Google Assistant on Track to Soon Hit a Billion Devices Milestone

Sonos Has Started Beta Testing Google Assistant Integration, Will Launch This Year

As well, Google is piloting the new feature at Dream Downtown in New York City and Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones. Case in point: Google set up a musical, Small World-style ride for Assistant that is the very definition of over-the-top. With the new features coming into play which helps you perform tasks like check-in for a flight, reaching a hotel, and many more, Google Assistant gets a lot more powerful.

And in one of the most anticipated and yet longest-delayed bits of Google Assistant integration, it seems Google and Sonos are finally ready to bring Assistant voice controls for the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.

The flight check-in works if you have a flight confirmation in your Gmail. The feature will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant. Essentially, people can ask Google Assistant to be their personal interpreter and it will provide real-time spoken (on Google Home) or written (on smart displays) translations to help you and the other person understand what each of you are saying.

The feature would be introduced to more devices and even smartphones in the future. An addition here, though, is that you will be able to link up with Chromecast for more video and TV control. The Assistant will help you calculate your ETA from Google Maps and send the details to friends using any of the aforementioned messenger apps. It will go on sale this Spring at $59.99 (roughly Rs. 4,200). This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

Then, each person in the conversation can take turns speaking in their own language, and Google Assistant will read out the correct translation. Hotel bookings are also limited to just USA right now.

After asking one of the Assistant-powered devices, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", it will aid you in communicating with someone in a different language. There is no word on when either of the feature will be released for the global consumers.

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