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|Google I/O 2017: Google Assistant launched for iPhone, to compete against Apple's Siri|
| Nidhi Singal |
New Delhi, Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 00:04 IST
Personal Assistants are a great way of interacting with your device when looking for an information or even getting things done. But until now, these assistants were restricted to their core platform with Siri for iPhones, Assistant for Android, Alexa for Amazon platform and Cortana for Microsoft devices. Google is now brining its Google Assistant to Apple iPhone.
Launched last year, Google Assistant is already available on more than 100 million devices including Android devices and Google Home. During the keynote at the Google I/O 2017, the technology giant announced the availability of Google Assistant for Apple iPhones. Competing against Apple's own Siri, Assistant on iOS is available on version 9.1 upwards.
While the Apple Siri is linked to the home button and even responds to 'Hey Siri', Google Assistant will come in action only when the app will be launched.
Google is also opening the SDK to developers who can build conversational apps for the Google Assistant on phones, which means it can also be used in form of third party services.
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