The world’s number one search giant sure has a lot on its plate right now. Mostly good things, don’t get us wrong, although on the software front, Android Nougat is taking a little too long to spread to the Nexus device family, while Duo and Allo haven’t been as well-received as Mountain View hoped.
The latter instant messaging mobile app barely debuted last week on Google Play and the iOS App Store, a full four months after breaking cover at the I/O conference, and in addition to security and privacy concerns, it also still feels like a work in progress.
As exciting as it initially sounded, the Google Assistant conversational bot can’t showcase its entire skill set at the moment. But sooner or later, it will exit “preview” mode, and it’s going to do so for both English and Hindi speakers.
That’s right, our India-based readers and friends, your version of Allo is getting official Google Assistant support second, with a preview expansion scheduled by the end of the year, and a proper launch no doubt coming shortly thereafter.
India of course remains a very important growth market for all mobile industry heavyweights, with people around those parts so far tying Google Duo’s US adoption numbers.