The worst kept secret ahead of Google I/O, was the company’s Assistant was coming to the iPhone. As expected, Google announced their Assistant was coming to iOS, first for users in the United States (via VentureBeat).
The Google Assistant app for iPhone will support voice queries plus chat functionality, similar to the company’s Allo app. Assistant will be able to launch your existing Google apps on your iPhone, allowing Google apps to become fully integrated into your queries. This is going to put some pressure on Siri to step up its game.
If you want a first-look at this new dedicated app, The Verge just published their first hands-on preview—check it out below:
For Canadians, you will still be able to download this app once it hits the U.S. App Store. All you need to do is follow our instructions on how to open up a U.S. iTunes account here (no credit card required).
Update: Google Assistant for iPhone is now available–here’s a simple workaround on how to download it in Canada.