Google Assistant will gain support for 20 more languages by the end of 2018
Google’s favorite assistant, Google Assistant, is getting new updates which are expected to roll out by the end of 2018. The latest update will add support for 20 more languages, far more than any of its competitors. Soon Google Assistant will be able to understand and speak to you in languages such as Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, etc. Google believes that adding a total of 30 languages is enough to satisfy 95 percent of its user base around the world.
Not only that, but it will also change its response language depending on which language you are speaking into to it, meaning you do not have to go it its setting and change its primary language back and forth. However, this does not mean that you can speak in two different languages in the same sentence, at least not yet.
Right now, Siri, Apple’s proprietary voice assistant, supports 20 languages, and with this update, Google Assistant will have a significant edge over other assistants.
Currently, you can get your own Google Assistant on smart speakers such as Google Home and Google Home Max, and on your smart devices running iOS and Android. No specific release date has been announced for the update, but Google has said that it will gradually be rolling out support for new languages over the course of a few months.