Google Assistant support may come for Chrome for Android


Google’s Chrome is the browser signed by the search giant, besides its desktop version, the company provides an app variant that comes pre-loaded with Android smartphones, easily becoming the first choice for many users. The company’s smart assistant – Google Assistant – is another popular product from Google, now, according to rumors the AI and machine-learning powered virtual assistant, which already made its way to several Google products, could be soon get integrated into Google Chrome for Android.

The report comes from the folks at 9to5Google who spotted new code in the Chromium Gerrit which were marked as being “for internal review” and reportedly revealed demo of the Google Assistant using context to recommend action and automatically performing it in the Chrome app. As you might expect, the code has been pulled down, but thankfully a little image of the code was saved by the source.

The code seems to trigger a visual mockup of an upcoming integration, rather than a fully functional feature that is ready to be rolled out. Actually, this code serves the need for the main keynote presentation, where only a small demo is necessary. If this feature is indeed coming, could be Google be preparing it for their next big event, the Google I/O?

Judging by the rest of the code, developers noted that Google Assistant will know about an upcoming trip to Chicago, and accordingly, Chrome will show up a display card from Assistant. This particular card will offer booking suggestions for the trip from a popular website. If you would choose to act on the proposal, details of your trip, such as travel dates and routes, it will be auto-filled into the website.

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Google I/O isn’t to close, so this particular demo should see many changes until the actual release date. As far we know, Google’s next big I/O will probably be one of the biggest editions of the annual developer conference. This time we may see the expected bits about Android Q, but a new focus in the particular features that will be integrated into Assistant, and of course, the rumored release of two new midrange Pixel smartphones.

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