Google’s next-gen Assistant now supports English in Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Singapore
but it still only works on the Pixel 4
Back at Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the all-new faster Google Assistant. Over the next couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what to expect from the updated Assistant. Back in October, we also saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with the Assistant and shortly thereafter, Google finally rolled out the next-gen Assistant with the launch of the Pixel 4 series. However, the updated Assistant only worked in the US at the time of launch. An APK teardown of the Google app revealed strings of code that suggests that the Assistant will make its way to other regions. And now, the company has finally rolled out the new Assistant in 5 more locales.
According to a recent post on the Google Assistant Help forums, the next-gen Assistant is now available in English in 5 new regions, including Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and Singapore. The current release falls in line with the information we previously gathered from the APK teardown. Following the rollout, users in these regions will be able to use all the new features Google released for the new Assistant, including faster response times, real-time transcriptions, and offline operation. Users will also be able to make use of the Assistant to perform actions in other Google apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube and Google Photos. Sadly though, the new Assistant is still limited to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, with no word from the company regarding a wider rollout.
Source: Google Assistant Help