Google had released its AI virtual assistant with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last fall. Since then, the Assistant has made its way to a number of devices and has also been integrated into Google’s Allo app. Now it seems that Google might be expanding Assistant to iOS.
According to a report from Android Police, the Assistant will be featured in its own standalone app for iOS. The application will feature a combination of Assistant’s chat style skills, found in the Allo app, and voice controls that helps users get directions or launch applications on their phones. However, details are scarce at this point.
Google may be planning to release it at its event Google I/O. By releasing the Assistant SDK, Google intends to encourage even more developers to build apps for the virtual assistant and integrate it into a plenitude of devices.
This means a standalone Google Assistant app for iOS means Google is planning to further expand the reach of its virtual AI to bring Assistant to smartphones running Android OS’ main competitor.