Google Apparently Testing Canadian French for Assistant

The Google Assistant is still rather new, and there's plenty for Google to work on here to make it even better. One of those changes or additions is more languages. Right now, Google Assistant is only available in English. Which is mostly fine, but not everyone in the world speaks or understands English. And now it appears that Google is testing out Canadian French for the Assistant. According to a screenshot sent to Android Central, which shows the Google Trusted Tester site, and that Google Assistant is indeed being tested in Canadian French. They are currently looking for testers to use the Google Assistant in Allo and on Mobile, which with Assistant having just recently expanded to just about every Android smartphone with Marshmallow or Nougat, it means that almost anyone can help them out.

Google has added Hindi to the Assistant, but it only works in Allo. It's also important to point out here that Hindi was added before the Assistant had expanded to other devices, besides the Pixel and Pixel XL. So that could change in the near future. But it is good to see that Canadian French is coming to more than just Allo. Seeing as not everyone uses or may want to use Allo for their messaging needs. Now where Google is preparing to test out Canadian French for Assistant, this doesn't mean that it'll be rolling imminently. In fact, it's tough to say when it might start rolling out. It could be next week, it could also be months from now. But it wouldn't be surprising for the search giant to announce a slew of new languages supported by Assistant at Google I/O in May.

For those that might be unaware of what Google Assistant is, it's the evolution of Google Now, basically. It's also seen as Google's competitor to Amazon's Alexa. The Google Assistant can answer simple queries, but it can also turn on your lights, adjust your thermostat and so much more. It's much more powerful than Google Now was, and that's definitely to be expected. Hopefully Google will be adding more languages to Assistant in the near future.

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