Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Google Assistant on phones now lets you send and receive money

Google Assistant on phones now lets you send and receive money

And, as smart home devices gain functionality, Google's Kansara adds that the ability to make payments through Google pay will be available on Google-Home and other voice-activated speakers in the next few months. Hitherto, Google Pay support will be limited to the United States only; we can hope that it will be available in other regions at some point in the future.

The Google Assistant just learned another new trick: Sending money to your friends. Indeed, the virtual helper has become one of the top voice assistants out there, and for good reason; Assistant can be pretty useful. Transportation companies may use the blockchain to streamline delivery networks, while financial services firms use a tailored implementation to accelerate cross-border transactions. The feature will work not only on Android smartphones and tablets, but also on iPhones - as long as Google Assistant is installed on your iOS device, courtesy of the Google app. We wouldn't expect it any time soon as Google are attempting to make headway with the banks and Google Pay and to introduce Google Wallet to Australia may prevent that. Suppose you have to send 200 Rs to your friend who doesn't have any Google Pay account, then he/she will get notified about the payment through emails, Messenger, etc. Funds are transferred immediately, even if the recipient is not a Google Pay user. Likewise, Presearch is also using blockchain to compete with Google's search engine.

"Like many new technologies, we have individuals in various teams exploring potential uses of blockchain, but it's way too early for us to speculate about any possible uses or plans", a Google spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Companies use the blockchain based technologies to securely record transactions and process data over the internet. Facilitating the relationship between the user and the commercial world could lead to all sorts of benefits, as well as trust of the user.

So, how does the new voice-controlled Google Pay work? For example, using the Android SDK developers will convert the apps into 10MB chunks which can be easily steamed directly to users.

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