Last night marked the beginning of MWC 2019 and we have already seen some unbelievable innovations from companies like Xiaomi and Huawei. According to Google, starting this year, more LG smartphones will get a dedicated Assistant button, including the newly unveiled LG G8 ThinQ and the mid-tier lineup: LG Q60, LG K50, and LG K40. Assistant uses on-device machine learning capabilities to surface these suggestions, and tapping on them will give you more information from within Android Messages.
Google's goal is now to make it easier for people to take advantage of Google Assistant's voice-command features.
Google Assistant is Google's AI-powered virtual assistant that improved upon every aspect of Google's previous assistant, Google Now.
Last month Assistant functionally arrived on Google Maps for those in the US.
You can still call up Assistant as you would regularly by long pressing on the Home button, but if you do it while in a Messages conversation, one of the suggestion chips will be to share the answer back to your chat recipient (s). Add it all up, Google said in an announcement timed to today's phone launches, and there will be more than 100 million devices out there that have their own Google Assistant button. Users will also be able to select a language for the Assistant. Google Assistant buttons are going to be everywhere. This platform allowed third party developers to create conversational reply-based actions on Google Assistant, allowing Google Assistant to grow in scope and not remain just a glorified voice search app. The company also says that it remains committed to RCS (Rich Communication Service) and wants to bring the standard to more Android users.
With bigger screens and edge-to-edge displays, phone manufacturers have made an attempt to remove any unnecessary buttons and holes from the front of the device. In fact, Google is introducing a new Voice Typing feature on KaiOS, a system that powers feature phones.
There's also expanded language support. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu.