Google today announced the launch of its Google Assistant in Hindi. The Assistant in Hindi is rolling out to Android phones 6.0+ (Marshmallow and above) and is soon coming to Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPhones as well as Android Oreo (Go edition) devices.
Over the last year, Google has launched the Assistant in Hindi in Allo, has brought the English Assistant to more phones, and also made a special version available for Reliance Jio feature phones. Now, more Indians can get help from their Hindi Assistant starting today.
The Google Assistant lets you have a conversation with Google to help you get things done in your world from telling you about your day to finding the fastest route to work, or just setting an alarm for the next day all in Hindi.
You can now simply press and hold the home button or say “Ok Google” to fire up the virtual assistant. You can then command in Hindi what you would normally do in English to carry out certain tasks.
Purvi Shah, Technical Program Manager, Assistant said “The Google Assistant is truly Indian, it’s your helpful dost that speaks our language and understands the things you care about, from finding biryani recipes to pulling up the latest cricket score or finding directions to the nearest ATM. In order to make it even more useful to Indians over time, developers and businesses can now build Actions for the Hindi Assistant through the developer platform Actions on Google. Once an action is built, you can just say “Ok Google, talk to” and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant.”
The assistant is powered by machine learning and can be used for sending texts, schedule reminders, set alarms and much more. You can do all of these actions while speaking Hindi and Google has promised it will get better over time.
Here are some examples of questions you can ask your Google Assistant:
· Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain
· Dadar tak pahunchne mein kitna samay lagega?
· Cricket ka score kya hain?
You can even instruct it
· Kal subah mujhe saat baje jagaao
· Selfie kheencho
· Daddy ko SMS bhejo “5 minutes mein pahunchenge”
If you want to know more about Google Assistant in Hindi, you can check out their dedicated website here (https://assistant.google.com/explore?hl=hi_in).