After including native Google Assistant integration in the Pixelbook, Google is reportedly looking to bring its AI to a wider range of Chromebooks. The move will further Google’s goal in bringing Assistant to anything and everything, from headphones to smart displays.
According to XDA Developers, the search giant is gearing up to include Assistant in a future update to Chrome OS. The technology will work as it does on the Pixelbook, allowing users to launch Assistant either by speaking a command or pressing a button.
Of course, Google’s plan was always likely to bring Assistant to a wider range of Chromebooks, seeing as they’re immensely popular for education. Not to mention Chrome OS now has access to the Play Store, making Chromebooks that much more appealing to Android users.
Whether Assistant spread to more Chromebooks is a precursor to Google’s Fuschia OS remains to be seen, but it sure seems like the search giant is grooming its customer base for something bigger. After all, Google recently had Fuschia OS running on a Pixelbook.
XDA Developers says it’ll be up to manufacturers whether to enable Assistant in the future.