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Google is considering expanding the availability of Assistant with Bard to additional smartphone models

In addition to launching new products such as the Pixel 8 series and the Pixel Watch 2, Google introduced “Assistant with Bard” for Android and iOS. This feature combines Bard’s generative and reasoning capabilities with the personalized assistance of Google Assistant. Initially launched with the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Google plans to extend Assistant with Bard to more smartphones.

According to information from APK Insight, Google is preparing to introduce Assistant with Bard on Tensor-powered Pixel devices and Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and S24. The evidence for this expansion was found in the latest beta version of the Google app (version 14.41).

Google’s announcement last week mentioned that Assistant with Bard would be rolled out to select testers soon, and the next phase, arriving in the coming months, will be an “opt-in experience.” Speculations suggest that it might be introduced as part of Google Labs, similar to the Search Generative Experience (SGE).

It’s expected that the Pixel 8 series will be among the first devices to receive this feature. Following that, Assistant with Bard is likely to come to the Galaxy S24 lineup in 2024, and subsequently to older Tensor-based Pixels and the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, before becoming more widely accessible.

Google has mentioned that users will be able to access Assistant with Bard on Android and iOS mobile devices in the coming months. The company considers this feature an early experiment and plans to gather feedback from early testers before making it available to the public.

The report also points out that the Google app version 14.41 includes sample queries that users can ask to interact with Assistant with Bard.

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