Google Assistant is lastly coming to Google Maps, with an replace to the favored navigation app being rolled out at the moment to customers internationally.
The replace, which might be obtainable to iOS and Android customers, implies that it is possible for you to to regulate navigation together with your voice, making it simpler than ever to navigate hands-free.
Not solely that, however the integration means additionally, you will be capable to reply to texts utilizing your voice, full with 'auto-punctuation', and management your music.
Predictably, Android customers will be capable to get their arms on a couple of extra options than iOS customers, together with sending messages by way of Whatsapp, Google Hangouts, Fb Messenger, Telegram, Viber, and different third-party messaging purposes.
Though Android customers will get probably the most out of Google Assistant's integration into Maps, it seems to be like Google is squarely focusing on iOS customers, in a bid to lure them away from Apple's personal voice assistant Siri.
Prior to now, iOS customers needed to obtain Google Assistant individually from the app retailer – now, the voice assistant might be in-built to an app that over 70% of smartphone homeowners use.
The information of the replace comes only one week after Google began adding instant messaging capabilities to the app, with some customers discovering a brand new 'Messages' menu merchandise in what seems to be a take a look at of the brand new characteristic.
So, it seems to be like Google is working very onerous certainly to make Google Maps much more enticing to its huge person base in the intervening time, and we might even see that enormous proportion of smartphone homeowners who use the favored navigation app rise even additional because of this.