Last updated: February 12, 2024 at 07:22 UTC+01:00
Last week, Google announced that it would rename Bard to Gemini. It also announced the launch of Gemini for Android and iOS, but it was only available in the United States and in English. However, within a few days, Google expanded the availability of Gemini to Android smartphones in more countries.
Gemini is now available on Android phones in Asia and Europe
Multiple users across Asia and Europe now reports that they can access Gemini on their Android smartphone. While Google had announced that it would make Gemini available to more users, Europe was not on the company’s list. It seems Google is working harder to make its latest AI chatbot accessible to as many users as possible. Some users have managed to get Gemini working on Galaxy S23 series by loading the APK file of the app. However, some users were unable to access Gemini by long-pressing the power button.
A few days ago, Jack Krawczyk, who leads development of Gemini, said that the AI assistant will be available in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America. But it seems that Gemini is now accessible to more people. Gemini is currently not as feature-rich as Google Assistant in smart home tasks. Google said it is working around the clock to bring these missing features to Gemini.
Google’s Gemini LLM powers Gemini, and it is much more capable of understanding natural language and conversations. It is also context-aware, meaning it can have conversations with users and remember the context. It also has a newer user interface than Google Assistant. It appears that Google will entirely replace Google Assistant on Android devices in the future.