The Google Pixel 9 could get a new AI-powered assistant

Introducing Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, with a plethora of advanced AI capabilities that surpass most smartphones.
The anticipation for Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro suggests an even greater leap forward.
As per details from The Information (via Phone Arena), Google is actively developing a new AI-driven assistant known as Pixie.
Initially, Pixie is set to be an exclusive feature for Pixel devices and may coincide with the launch of the Google Pixel 9.

Notably, acquiring Pixie may not be restricted to Google Pixel 9 or Pixel 9 Pro, as the report indicates its exclusivity to Pixel devices in general. Google aims to extend AI functionalities, Pixie included, to its entry-level phones and the Pixel Watch line.
This implies that recent models like Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro might also benefit from Pixie, as Google strives to integrate various AI tools across its entire device lineup.
Unveiling the potential of Pixie, it is said to be powered by the Google Gemini AI model, evolving into a highly personalized iteration of the Google Assistant.

Pixie is rumored to handle intricate, multimodal tasks, such as suggesting directions to nearby stores where users can purchase photographed products.
The report leaves the possibility open for Pixie to extend beyond Google devices in the future, but for now, it appears to either replace or serve as an upgraded version of Google Assistant on Pixel devices.
Users might experience Pixie primarily through its enhanced capabilities, possibly featuring ‘Pixie’ as the wake word.

Interestingly, Pixie seems distinct from Google Assistant with Bard, another AI enhancement expected to launch sooner, not limited to Pixel devices.
The relationship between Pixie and Assistant with Bard remains unclear, but signs point to 2024 as the year when AI assistants become prominent on smartphones.
A 2024 launch of an AI version of Siri adds to the growing excitement about the evolution of AI in the mobile landscape.

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