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Google rolls out Gemini AI for Android-based smartphones in Singapore

By Ken Wong - on 1 May 2024, 12:06am

Google rolls out Gemini AI for Android-based smartphones in Singapore

Extensions are just one of the new features added by Google. Image source: Google.

Google promised and Google is delivering - with the tech company putting its Gemini AI at our fingertips by rolling out its Gemini Mobile App for Android-based smartphones across more languages and regions, with Singapore being one of the lucky locations. 

Android users can download the Gemini app or opt-in through Google Assistant while iOS users can access a Gemini tab right from the Google app. It is available on Android phones with 4 GB of RAM or more, running Android 12 and up. On iOS devices, the Gemini tab in the Google app is available on iPhone devices with iOS 16 and up.

Adding an image and asking for help. Image source: Google.

With Gemini on your phone, Google says users can type, talk or add an image for help. For example, you can take a picture of your flat tyre and ask for instructions on changing it, or simply get help writing a thank you note. According to Google, adding Gemini is an important first step in building a true AI assistant, “one that is conversational, multimodal and helpful”. 

Besides the Gemini app, Google is also enabling extensions. These work by finding and showing you the information you need by trawling through the Google tools you use daily like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and Hotels, even when the information you need is across multiple apps and services.

How extensions works. Image source: Google.

For example, suppose you and your friends are planning a trip. In that case, you can ask Gemini to find dates from Gmail that work for everyone based on your email conversations, look up flight and hotel information based on those dates and locations, find YouTube videos about places of interest, what to pack and to summarise it all into a single list.

Engaging with Gemini. Image source: Google.

Finally, Google is making it easier to engage with Gemini in Chrome on our PCs. Simply type @gemini followed by your prompt in the Chrome address bar, and launches with a response to your prompt ready to go.

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