When Google took wraps off its Pixel 8 series, it announced its plans to work on Assistant with Bard. Several reports kept spinning as time passed suggesting whether the tech behemoth would rebrand it. More recently it’s been suggested that Google could finally name it Gemini. It shouldn’t be surprising as Gemini had been making waves on the internet for quite a while. After all, 2023 had been all about changes and new stuff in the artificial intelligence (AI) space.
Google could rename Assistant with Bard to Gemini
The latest Google v220.127.116.11 update, first reported by 9to5Google, has replaced the earlier called ‘Bard’ instances with ‘Gemini.’ Google’s AI models, collectively named Gemini, underpin the AI features across its mobile devices and web services. While this term aligns with the technology’s foundation, opting for ‘Gemini’ over the familiar ‘Bard’ introduces a potential risk.
For better clarity, Gemini is Google’s foundational generative AI model. It powers various AI tools, including those you see on Search, YouTube, Gmail, and more. According to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, it’s their “most capable AI model yet.”
So, according to the APK teardown reveals plenty of stuff. Before, it was called ‘Assistant with Bard,’ then just ‘Bard.’ Now, they mention ‘Gemini’ instead. It seems that Gemini/Bard/Assistant with Bard will still exist as a separate thing, and users can pick between Gemini and the regular Google Assistant. This change might be undone, but if it stays, it’s an unusual move for Google.
We’ll have to wait until Google comes up with something official
There’s no right answer to that until an official word from the company. So, the arrival of “Gemini” or its official name with the next Pixel feature drop remains uncertain. Speculations suggest a potential March release, but only time will tell. We await the company’s confirmation for the accurate details.
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