This update to the Google software space for iOS devices makes the iPhone have a another competitor for Siri on the iOS platform. This update does not come to Google Search, but is instead delivered to the iPhone as a separate app.
From the developer:
Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.
Whether you need a reminder to pick up milk, help finding your travel photos or need to make a dinner reservation, your Assistant is ready to help. To get started, press the mic icon or start typing.
Some things your Assistant can help with:
– Make quick phone calls (e.g. “Call Mom.”)
– Send text messages (e.g. “Text my bestie.”)
– Send emails (e.g. “Email your boss the latest TPS report.”)
– Set reminders (e.g. “Remind me to buy a birthday gift for Sarah.”)
– Set calendar events (e.g. “Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9.”)
– Play music (e.g. “Play Jazz music on Youtube.”)
– Navigate to places (e.g. “Get me directions home.”)
– Ask it anything (e.g. “Will I need an umbrella today?”)