According to a report from The Information, Google will introduce a unique artificial intelligence assistant called Pixie on its smartphones, starting with the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. Pixie will collect data from Gmail, YouTube and other Google products on the user’s Pixel smartphone to offer more personalized suggestions.
In addition, it will be able to perform complex tasks such as suggesting directions to the nearest store where the user can buy a specific product to which they previously took a picture.
Pixie vs. Bard: Google has it clear
Pixie is not Google Assistant with Bard, recently introduced by Google. Google Assistant with Bard will also be powered by Gemini Nano in the future and will be launched on non-Google phones, including Samsung devices. In addition, there is a possibility that Google Assistant with Bard will be available as a standalone app for iPhones.
As with previous versions of Google Assistant, Pixie could be exclusive to Pixel phones. According to the report, Google intends to expand these new AI features to more products, including low-end phones and smartwatches.
Beyond the smartphone
Google has reportedly discussed internally the development of augmented reality (AR) glasses. These glasses could feature cameras and a built-in AI assistant, enabling object recognition, tool assistance, math problem solving and more. Although Google previously put its AR plans on hold, it is now contemplating its development in competition with Samsung’s upcoming XR device that uses Android and a Qualcomm chip.
Both Google and Samsung appear to be stepping up their efforts to integrate artificial intelligence capabilities into their mobile devices, promising more personalized and advanced experiences for users.
Undoubtedly, 2024 will be the year where artificial intelligence will be more present than ever in our smartphones.