Google is expanding its Assistant in a big way.
Previously only available on Pixel phones and within the messaging app Allo, Google released a standalone iPhone app for its digital helper during its I/O developer conference Wednesday. The app, Google said, will help users be more productive.
But, as it stands now, the iOS version of Assistant doesn’t live up to that promise. In fact, rather than a new “conversational” interface, it feels more like a clunkier, buggier version of Google’s existing (and generally underrated) search app.
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For starters, Assistant’s iOS app is a confusing, disjointed, mess. You’d think the Assistant would be able to easily link up with all your other Google services, but that wasn’t the case in my initial testing. Read more…
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