With the success of Google Assistant, it looks like the company is expanding the availability of the app for the iOS platform. The recent information is that the app is being rolled out to iOS in select European markets now after being made available in the U.S.
Launched in 2016 for the Android devices, the Google Assistant's iOS version was released for the iPhones at the Google I/O developer conference this year. The digital assistant app was limited only to the U.S. market at the time of its launch. Now, three European countries such as the U.S., Germany, and France have got the Google Assistant for iOS.
As per the listing of Google Assistant on the App Store, the app weighs in at 137MB in size and will be compatible with iOS 9.1 or above operating system. Of course, it is compatible with the iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch models, it appears in a zoomed in view on the iPhones.
Besides the Android device users, even the users of the iPhones and iPads outside the U.S. were able to access the Google Assistant previously as a part of the Google Allo messaging app. In the app, the Assistant appeared as an additional contact.
Also, the Google Assistant is a part of the Google Home, the company's network connected smart speaker that is a direct rival to the Amazon Echo. On Google Home, the assistant is used to answer queries and carry out assorted requests of the users.
If you don't remember, it was recently reported that Apple is all set to release the smart speaker called Apple HomePod with Siri in December this year at an expected price tag of $349 in order to compete with Google Home.