Google Assistant for Chrome has been in the works for a while now, and it means that Chromebooks should get the Assistant too when the browser update eventually lands.
Now, 9to5Google has dug into the Chrome 77 code and uncovered which countries will offer Google Assistant support on Chromebooks when the feature rolls out. The list can be seen below:
- Canada (English and French)
- El Salvador
- Netherlands (Dutch)
- New Zealand
- Norway (Nynorsk & Bokmål)
- United Kingdom
- United States
A Google commit also apparently reveals that India (albeit in English), Belgium (French), and Colombia (Spanish) are next in line to receive the digital assistant.
This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen the Assistant on Chromebooks, as the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate had the feature too. It’s believed that this earlier approach relied on Android app support, but this new solution should theoretically bring the feature to devices that might not have Android app integration.
9to5Google reckons that Chrome 77 with Google Assistant will arrive next week, but hopefully the search giant is quick to bring it to more countries after the initial launch.
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