- Google Assistant now speaks three Spanish dialects: España, México, and EE.UU. (Estados Unidos).
- This likely means that Google Home hardware will go for sale in Spain and Mexico soon.
- Spain and Mexico were both on the map of Assistant countries Google showed off at Google I/O 2018.
The Spanish language has had Google Assistant support for a long time now, but only in a generic format. Today, Google is rolling out three new Spanish dialects to make the Assistant voice sound more natural to your native ear.
The three new dialects are España, México, and EE.UU. (Estados Unidos). That means Spanish-speaking people in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, will be able to hear Google Assistant in their local dialect.
This also suggests that Google Home hardware will go on sale in both Spain and Mexico soon. Google’s habit is to update Assistant with a new dialect or language and then release Google Home in the respective countries of that dialect a short time later.
While we have no direct confirmation that that’s the case here, we do know, via Android Police, that European department store El Corte Inglés briefly listed the Google Home and Google Home Mini for sale online. However, the pages were quickly taken down.
As far as we know, a similar leak of information hasn’t come down the pipeline for Mexico yet. But it’s relatively safe to assume that Google Home products are coming to Mexico soon.
At Google I/O 2018, Google showed a map of the countries that will get Google Assistant by the end of the year. Both Spain and Mexico were on the map. However, Google made no mention of which countries will get Google Home hardware sales, but it’s hard to imagine Google launching Assistant in a country and then not eventually giving residents the option to buy a Google Home.
June 11, 2018 at 08:37AM