Android users could soon replace Google Assistant with ChatGPT Ars Technica

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  • Being the default Assistant app enables launching the app via the power button or a gesture, and the assist app can read the current screen text and images for processing.Rahman found that ChatGPT version 1.2023.352, released last month, included a new activity named "com.openai.voice.assistant.AssistantActivity.".
  • This is all half-broken and under development, so it might never see a final release, but companies usually release the features they're working on.Of course, the problem with any of these third-party voice assistant apps as a Google Assistant replacement is that they don't run a serious app ecosystem..
  • If the company rolls out this feature, users could set the ChatGPT app as the system-wide assistant app, allowing it to pop up anywhere in Android and respond to user questions..
  • ChatGPT started as a text-only generative AI but received voice and image input capabilities in September.Usually, it's the Google Assistant with system-wide availability in Android, but that's not special home cooking from Google—it all happens via public APIs that technically any app can plug into..
  • You can only have one app enabled as the system-wide "Default Assistant App," and beyond the initial setting, the user always has to change it manually..
  • As a replacement for Google Search, though, where you ask it a question and get an answer, it would probably be a decent alternative.Google has neglected Google Assistant for years, but with the rise of generative AI, it's working on revamping Assistant with some Google Bard smarts..
19Hey Android users, are you tired of Googles neglect of Google Assistant? Well, one of Googles biggest rivals, OpenAIs ChatGPT, is apparently coming for the premium phone space occupied by Goog [+3023 chars]

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