Google Assistant adds iPad support, joins Alexa and Cortana as Siri rivals

Postado Março 13, 2018

While it's a relatively safe assumption that most iPhone and iPad users prefer Siri to other AI assistants, there are always going to be some who are faithful to others.

As you can see in the header image above, with iOS 11, iPad owners can multitask pretty well with an Assistant panel open alongside other apps. Not much, as Google obviously wants to keep the Assistant experience as similar as possible across both platforms. More screen real estate simply means that you don't have to exit one app just to hop into Google Assistant. Google Assistant for iPad is launching today, and it's available in a handful of different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

With the Assistant on your iPad, Google says you can do things like control your lights, cast things to your TV, place video calls, text your friends, and set reminders. I've been using the Google Assistant on and off over the last few weeks and for most tasks, it does a far better job compared to Siri or Alexa.

In May of previous year, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones.