The virtual assistant of Google can now be downloaded and installed in the form of an independent app, although at the moment we can only use it in certain languages.
With the recent presentation of the new Google Pixel, 2 have been released some of the features associated with the device and, therefore, the Android 8 Oreo itself. One of the most important is the publication of the official app to use Google Assistant independently, so far only usable through Google Allo. Although we still can not use it in Spanish outside of the Google messaging service, we can already explore its many possibilities by using the language of Shakespeare.
To use Assistant we must install the official application on our device (with Android 6.0 or higher). When entering for the first time, and in case our device is in a language not yet supported, we will be given the possibility to directly access the language configuration menu of the terminal to change it to English. Done this, and returning to the application, we will have full access to the service, being able to interact in a myriad of ways crossing both the questions that we ask the attendant with the content associated with our Google account.
The main change with respect to the integrated virtual assistant in the Google search engine is in the identification of the context for the conversation that we were carrying out. If for example we ask you some information related to the Blade Runner movie and then we mention that you tell us something about the sequel, you will know what we are talking about. Or if a few moments later we tell him that we want to go to the cinema, he will have proof that we are interested in the film.
The arrival of Castilian to Google Assitant is imminent and has been marked for October 26. In fact, some devices like the Nvidia Shield TV already allow it. In addition, taking into account that the interaction in Spanish with the service through Google Allo is already fully operational, it seems that it is more a matter of marketing and logistics than of development itself.