May 15th, 2017

There is some good news for iOS users who hate using Siri and want a competent option for voice actions on their iPhones and iPads. A new confident report from Android Police suggests that the release of Google Assistant on iOS is “imminent” with there even being a possibility of an announcement at Google I/O 2017.

It’s unknown exactly how Google plans to implement Assistant, meaning it will likely be a mixture of how it’s used in Allo and how the full-featured version works on Android. This news is huge, as Google is continuing to look for developers to expand the capabilities and usefulness of Assistant.

If you remember, a few weeks ago, Google opened its Assistant SDK for any developers to being building devices to use Assistant. Since then, we have seen a few implementations which add Assistant to MacOS devices, in an effort to replace Siri altogether.

Hopefully, Apple doesn’t act like a stick in the mud and reject the official Assistant app from launching onto the App Store. However, maybe there’s a chance we can see a large update to the Google Search app which will include Assistant proper.

We’re sure there are a few iOS users out there that still check out Phandroid, so sound off in the comments and let us know whether you are looking forward to this integration on iOS.

[Android Police]

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