Google announced at its I/O today that Google Assistant is arriving on iOS devices, as rumors suggested. The company is launching an app that should appear on the App Store soon.
Sadly, Assistant will have limited functionality and will not work so flawlessly as it does on Android phones. Because of API restrictions, the Assistant will be able to do only basic stuff such as sending messages and playing music on Spotify, Google says.
This means that when the screen is off, OK Google will not activate the device and have the Google app open. Also, Apple is not allowing remap of the Home button so Siri will stay your primary digital assistant in the future.
Starting today, we’re bringing the #GoogleAssistant to iPhones. Whether at home or on the go, your Assistant is here to help. #io17 pic.twitter.com/a6T20HwnU9
Google (@Google) May 17, 2017