Last week, Google announced the renaming of Bard to Gemini and the launch of Gemini for Android and iOS, initially only available in the US and in English. However, within days, Google expanded the availability of Gemini to Android smartphones in more countries. Multiple users across Asia and Europe are now reporting that they can access Gemini on their Android smartphones, including the Galaxy S23 series, although some users encountered issues with it. This expansion marks Google’s effort to make its latest AI chatbot, Gemini, available to as many users as possible.
The AI assistant, Gemini, will be made available in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and North America. However, it is already accessible in Asia and Europe, indicating that the availability is wider than initially projected by Jack Krawczyk, who leads the Gemini development. Despite not being as feature-rich as Google Assistant in smart home-related tasks, Google is working to bring those missing features to Gemini and continue the expansion of its availability.
Gemini, powered by Gemini LLM, shows advanced capabilities in understanding natural language and context-awareness for back-and-forth conversations, compared to Google Assistant. With a newer UI, it seems that Google is planning to fully replace Google Assistant on Android devices in the future, making Gemini a significant advancement in AI technology.