Google Assistant can now do your bidding in Simplified Chinese.
That’s right, now instead of saying “Okay Google”, you can say “Ni hao (你好)” to activate your Google Assistant in Simplified Chinese. This update is the latest powered by machine learning, which means that your Google Assistant will help you get your things done just by having a normal conversation with it.
Some of the commands you can give your Google Assistant to do for you in Simplified Chinese includes getting it to tell you a joke, or as it where the nearest hawker centre in Singapore is. You can also use it to turn on Spotify or search for a video on YouTube.
To turn on the Google Assistant in Simplified Chinese on Android, just make sure that your device language is set to Simplified Chinese and ensure that you have updated the operating system to the latest version.
Afterwards, simply touch and hold the Home button on your device and Google Assistant will be ready to help you with any questions or orders you might have.
This update is currently available on Android Phones running Lollipop and above, including the new Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Google will be making this update available for iPhones running iOS 9.1 in the coming weeks.
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