The Bard brand is dead. From now on, the chatbot at Google will be called Gemini, the same name that the American company baptized just a few months ago for the artificial intelligence models that underlie Bard. But the matter did not stop there. Google also sentenced the famous Google Assistant to death, which will gradually be replaced by Gemini. In other words, everyone is now called a Gemini.
One of the results of this decision is that the Google Assistant app on Android has been replaced by a new one named Gemini. With it, you can do all kinds of tasks, from asking them to write an essay on a specific topic to asking questions on the internet. Even creating images with AI! Also, although in a limited way, Gemini allows you to control the connected home—a task for which, until now, Google Assistant was used.
How to use Gemini on Android and iPhone
These changes apply whether you have an Android or iOS device. like the iPhone. Gemini replaces Google Assistant in both cases. However, it is important to remember the following:
- On Android, Gemini has a dedicated app that you can download instantly from the Play Store.
- On iOS, Gemini will live inside the Google app. Of course, the company assures that this integration will happen “soon.”
In the case of Android, remember that this app replaces Google Assistant, so once the installation is complete, you can activate Gemini by pressing for a few seconds on the power button. Or try your luck again by saying “Hey Google” like you’ve been doing so far with Assistant. It also reaches all Android devices, not just Pixels.
According to the official Google blog, the new Gemini app for Android is available in the United States and works only in English. However, Google assured that it would gradually expand its availability to other countries and new languages. The proof of this is that next week it will be available in Japanese and Korean.