Google Assistant will be available on future HTC phones, the Taiwanese mobile maker has confirmed.
Speaking with reporters, HTC’s smartphone chief Chialin Chang said, “At some point it will come when it’s ready. Google wants HTC to do Google Assistant so it can spread to get big data and allow them many things. They want us to incorporate the Assistant in a standard, prominent way.”
Chang’s pronouncement comes just weeks after HTC revealed its new U Ultra smartphone, which comes with the company’s own Sense Companion virtual assistant.
Google Assistant is currently only available on the company’s own–branded Pixel and Pixel XL. However, these phones were manufactured by HTC, meaning Chang’s claims are likely to come to fruition.
It’s been widely reported that LG’s new G6 smartphone will feature Google Assistant when it launches in late February. The move would make sense, especially as Google looks to take on Samsung and Apple in the growing field of artificial intelligence.
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