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These countries will the first to get Google Assistant by the end of 2018

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Google Assistant was star player at Developer I/O 2018 conference, where Google showed loads of new features and tweaks. Google assistant talking to barber which was shown by Sundar Pichai Interested many, Google also confirmed Assistant will be coming to dozens of countries by the end of the year.

During the I/O 2018 keynote Google Assistant vice-president of engineering Scott Huffman said.

By the end of this year, the Assistant will support 30 plus languages and will be available in 80 Plus countries,”

Although Google didn’t name these countries, it showed off a map of countries where Assistant will be available for everyone by the end of 2018. To help you out, We tested out foxbuff Teams crazy geography skills so you don’t have to.

We did some research extracting out the list of countries mentioned below based on the map shared by Google during the I/O keynote. Below list includes both countries that already have Google Assistant and countries that might get by the end of 2018.

We know that we missed some of the countries because it was hard to point out those small countries like Singapore, Luxembourg etc. Hope you Understand.

   Africa

Algeria Botswana Cameroon
Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt
Ghana Kenya Lesotho
Morocco Nigeria  Namibia
South Africa Senegal Tunisia
Tanzania Uganda Western Sahara
Zambia Zimbabwe

 

 Asia/Pacific

Australia Indonesia Japan
Malaysia Myanmar Pakistan
 Papua New Guinea Philippines
South Korea Taiwan Thailand
Vietnam

 

 Europe

Austria Belgium Czech Republic
Denmark France Germany
Ireland Italy Netherlands
Norway Poland Russia
Spain Sweden Switzerland
Turkey United Kingdom

 

                                                                                                                                        Middle East

Saudi Arabia The United Arab Emirates

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                     The Americas

 Argentina Bolivia Canada
Chile Colombia Costa Rica
The Dominican Republic Ecuador ElSalvador
Guatemala Honduras Mexico
Nicaragua Panama Paraguay
Peru Uruguay United States
Venezuela

 

Will Google be able to bring localization to support all of these new markets (i.e. native languages, local news etc) we don’t know? But, Huffman’s comments give us an Idea that a few of these countries might get a certain level of localization Such as new languages.

Google Assistant first launched in 2016, Firstly landing on the Google Allo messaging service, Pixel devices, and the Google Home.  Google virtual assistant has since made its way to third-party speakers, Wear OS watches, Chromebooks, iOS devices, Android TV boxes, Google Pixel Buds, Smart Displays and appliances giving stiff competition to Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa other voice assistants.

Do you think we missed any countries? If you had received Google Assistant in your market comments below.

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