Google Home app coding reveals Google Assistant support on Chromebooks; could debut on the Pixelbook

Google is tight-lipped about the products and the features of its new offerings that it will launch on 4 October, but latest leaks and coding show that users could soon use company's artificial intelligence-based (AI) assistant in the upcoming Chromebooks.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant

As per a report in 9to5google, hidden quietly within the coding of the Google Home app is a mention that some Assistant applications will work with Chromebooks.

"Listed in the compatibility section of the Chat with your Assistant 'game' right alongside phones, Google Home, and Allo is Chromebooks, clear as day," the report said. Along with the text, the Chromebook icon was also noticed making it almost obvious that Google Assistant would make its way to the Chromebook and Chrome OS.

The report also adds that the update will likely make its way along with the recently leaked PixelBook, the device being the first Chrome OS-based device to sport the feature.

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, Google Home Mini and a range of other devices on 4 October.

According to a report, Google Assistant has received an update that allows users to search specific information or services through a search bar. The update also allows users to search information through a list of first-party or third-party Google Assistant integrations.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Oct 01, 2017 02:12 pm | Updated Date: Oct 01, 2017 02:12 pm