You can now converse with your Android phone in Hindi after tech giant Google said on Thursday that its voice-based Google Assistant will support the language. You can't have your phone language be English and the Assistant language be Hindi.
Reminders on the Google Assistant are getting a whole lot more useful, with the ability to ask your Google Home to nudge your memory when you get to the store. So Google Assistant, when working in Hindi mode, can't recognise the names. Until now, Google Assistant could understand commands in Hindi, transcribe it to English, and reply to you in proper Hindi. "Once an action is built, you can just say "Ok Google, talk to" and access the service or content straight through your Google Assistant", said Technical Program Manager, Assistant, Purvi Shah. As per Google, the Assistant in Hindi is rolling out to handsets running on Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) and above.
Google Assistant, a Google app allows its users to turn their smartphones into a virtual assistant by simply by saying "OK Google" into the microphone or clicking the button on the smartphones' homepage.
With the new update, users can communicate with Assistant in Hindi, commanding it to perform certain functions such as set an alarm or enquire cricket scores. If you say, "remind me to grab some cereal from the grocery store", then you'll be notified when you get to a grocery store.
Machine learning-backed Google Assistant uses a mix of natural language understanding, computer vision, and understanding user context to give appropriate results for Hindi queries right in Hindi. A few examples of commands and questions for Google Assistant in Hindi include "Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain?", "Dadar tak pahunchne mein kitna samay lagega?", and "Kal subah mujhe saat baje jagaao".