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Google Swaps ‘Voice Search’ On Android For Google Assistant

It's time to say hello to Google Assistant and goodbye to voice search. The company is removing the familiar blue and red mic and in its place, the Assistant. The news was first reported by 9to5google. Greg Sterling of Search Engine Land asked Google for more context, but its pretty clear that the company wants to [...]

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Google App Actions Expands With Four New Categories

First showed off at Google I/O last year, App Actions is expanding with built-in intents for four new App Action categories: Health and fitnessFinance and bankingFood orderingRidesharing These new intents are aimed at enabling developers to integrate their apps with Google Assistant. Developers can start integrating the new actions immediately. Google says that it will [...]

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‘Rich Answers’ Coming To Google Assistant

Google is putting more graphics, tools and enhanced visual content in Google Assistant search results for Android devices, which the company is calling the range of imagery and new types of content “rich answers.” The company seems to be harmonizing results in the Assistant with mobile search results more generally. If you check out the [...]

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Duplex-Powered Google Assistant Restaurant Booking Expanding To More States And Users

In an announcement by Google, Pixel users are now able to use Duplex via the Google Assistant to book restaurant reservations over the phone. Google said it was available in 43 states in the U.S. If you don't know what Duplex is, it is an AI-powered phone based-system for booking appointments with local businesses that don’t have online scheduling.  Duplex [...]

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Google Has Added Voice Input And Spoken Results To Mobile Web Search

Google has added a microphone to the search field on Android phones to enable mobile voice search.  With this addition, it begs the questions as to why add this at all since users had the ability to do voice search on the mobile web, with the Android keyboard microphone. Below are screenshots from Search Engine Land [...]

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Google Home Wins Smart Speaker IQ Test But Siri Beats Alexa And Cortana

The results of Loup Ventures annual "smarkt speaker IQ" test has now been published, and the surprise winner is Google Home.  According to the results, Apple's HomePad and Siri bested Alexa and Cortana, which is quite a surprise. 800 questions was asked to the virtual assistants, and then graded based on whether the question was understood [...]

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