According to a report released on January 8th, Google plans to roll out Google Maps Assistant integration for both Android and iOS versions of the popular navigation application. As Google reported, the implementation of the Google Assistant in the navigation app would deliver information on ETAs, reply to messages, initiate and answer phone calls, play music or podcasts, and search for places on the map, among other features.
“On Android, the Assistant works with messaging services from the following providers: SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more. And when you’re driving, the Assistant automatically calculates your ETA from Google Maps if you want to send your arrival time to friends,” Google reported.
“There’s a lot to keep track of when you’re traveling, from your flight confirmation number to the address of your hotel. Soon, you’ll be able to check in to your flight (starting first with domestic flights with United Airlines), save and retrieve your boarding pass, all with the Google Assistant on Android or iOS,” Google added.
Google Launches Google Maps Assistant Integration for Android and iOS
Google Maps Assistant integration would be one of the most important Google Assistant updates that the giant Internet company announced during CES 2019. Besides, Google Maps, the company also informed that the Google Assistant would also roll out in other Google Apps, as well as on several other products, such as Smart Clock and Display.
On smartphone devices, Google would also allow Google Assistant to help users even f the devices are locked. On the other hand, at CES 2019, Google also presented the new Google Assistant interpreter mode which permits users to translate phrases in real-time.
Back on the Google Maps Assistant integration for Android and iOS, in short, this mode would help users make use of the Assistant while on the go.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.