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- Android users face challenges with Gemini as it lacks some features present in the older Google Assistant, especially in media services such as podcasts, news, and radio.
- Google recognizes Gemini’s shortcomings and is actively working to address user concerns.
- It’s not all negative, as some users appreciate Gemini’s chatbot for its creative skills, including its writing style and quick responses.
Gemini, Google’s new AI project, aims to change the way we interact with digital assistants, but it’s not smooth sailing. Users are missing some old Google Assistant features, and Google is working to address these shortcomings.
The problem comes down to the lack of multimedia services such as podcasts, news, and radio in Gemini. Users depend on them for daily information and fun, and their absence inspires people to think about finding the right balance between innovation and ease of use.
Facing these issues head on, Google recognizes Gemini’s shortcomings and is working to address them. Jack Krawczyk, Product Manager for Gemini, shared user feedback and a few major concerns on the “things to fix ASAP” list are around task management and setting reminders. This is a bit worrying for users currently switching from Assistant to Gemini.
Ok – Gemini Day 2 Recap: Things People Like, Things We Need to Fix. Please continue to provide us with your feedback. We read everything. THINGS PEOPLE LIKE (♥️♥️♥️) – Writing style – Creativity to help you find the right words/ideas – Response speed – Not reaching usage limits – Online…February 10, 2024
Krawczyk also mentioned user feedback on preachy guardrails, and Google is looking to improve them in future updates.
“Android app: Conversational overlay input submission” was an issue, but it appears to be fixed now, according to 9to5Google. Voice typing on the new overlay panel was essentially text-to-speech, and you had to tap the send icon to submit.
It also appears that Google has addressed some to-do list items, as the Gemini mobile app is apparently launching in some regions beyond the US, including India and Germany.
On the other hand, not everything about Gemini’s debut is a dumpster fire, according to Krawczyk’s tweet. Some users actually tout the chatbot’s creative skills, praising its writing style, images in replies, speed of response, and integration with tools like Gmail and Google Maps.
Although Gemini is not yet winning hearts to replace Assistant on Android, judging by recent user comments, Google is at least showing its eagerness to fix the problems immediately.