Last year, Google launched Assistant, a conversational interface that responds to voice requests with actions like launching an app, playing music, or displaying context-aware search results. Assistant was first released on just Pixel phones and Google Home, but will soon be available to hundreds of millions additional users—a huge development in the rapidly expanding world of Voice User Interface design.
At Mobile World Congress, the team announced that the latest version of Assistant will soon be available on Android phones running Marshmallow or Nougat, with high-res screens, as well as LG’s new flagship G6 phone, which will roll out later this year.
This is all in addition to the announcement earlier this year that VUIs will also be integrated into cars and TVs in the coming months. Read more about the rollout.