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Google launches Gemini mobile app in India, available in 9 Indian languages 

Google released its AI assistant app, Gemini, in India on Tuesday. This means people in India can now use Gemini in nine different languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. In addition to the app, Gemini Advanced, which gives users access to more powerful AI features, is also available in these nine languages.

On microblogging site X (formerly Twitter), Google chief executive Sundar Pichai posted, “Exciting news! Today, we’re launching the Gemini mobile app in India, available in English and nine Indian languages. We’re also adding these local languages to Gemini Advanced, plus other new features, and launching Gemini in Google Messages in English.” 

Google announced new features for its AI assistant, Gemini Advanced. These features include uploading files and analyzing data, making Gemini a more powerful tool. Users can also chat with Gemini directly within Google Messages, though currently only in English. 

The app allows users to interact with Gemini in three ways: typing, speaking, or taking pictures. For instance, a user can take a picture of a flat tire and receive instructions on changing it. It’s important to note that iPhone users must wait a few weeks to access Gemini through the Google app.

In a blog post, Amar Subramanya, vice president of engineering at Gemini Experiences, said, “Gemini has had an exciting first year in India. We’ve been thrilled to see how people across the country are using it to collaborate with AI in diverse ways — be it for schoolwork, coding, or creative exploration. From students to developers and many other curious minds, people in India are embracing Gemini’s capabilities to enhance their productivity, learning, and creativity in everyday life.” 

Now, whether one needs to plan a game night, create a recipe with specific ingredients, or craft a social media caption, Gemini is available on the go. 

Android users can access Gemini in two ways: download the dedicated app or opt-in through Google Assistant. Once activated, you can easily summon Gemini with a corner swipe, a power button press (on specific phones), or a simple “Hey Google” command.

This handy overlay experience puts Gemini and contextual help readily at your fingertips. Plus, many familiar voice features from Google Assistant, like setting timers, making calls, and setting reminders, are now accessible through the Gemini app.

For Indian users, Google is bringing even more power to Gemini. The Gemini Advanced version, available in nine Indian languages, now boasts Google’s most advanced AI model, Gemini 1.5 Pro.

This model features a whopping one million token context window, the longest of any widely available consumer chatbot. This translates to processing and understanding massive amounts of information – from lengthy documents (think 1,500 pages!) and emails to, soon, even hours of video and complex codebases.

This expanded capacity unlocks new features for Gemini Advanced, including document uploads. You can now upload multiple large documents, totalling up to 1,500 pages, or have Gemini summarize a whopping 100 emails at once.

After uploading documents or emails, Gemini Advanced can provide quick summaries, personalized feedback, and actionable insights. This saves you time and boosts your productivity. Now, one can quickly get answers and insights about dense documents, like figuring out the details of the pet policy in a rental agreement or comparing key arguments from multiple long research papers. 

One can also tackle complex data analysis tasks by uploading spreadsheets (Google Sheets, CSVs, Excel).  

Gemini Advanced can clean, explore, analyze, and visualize your data, transforming it into interactive charts and graphs. So whether it’s figuring out patterns in expenses or the average total sales of a small business, Gemini Advanced can act as a personal data analyst, uncovering insights and building custom visualizations on the fly. 

Gemini keeps files private, and they’re not used to train its models. Google is also introducing Gemini in Google Messages as another way to collaborate with Gemini on the phone. One can get help drafting messages, brainstorming ideas, or planning events – without leaving the Messages app. It will be rolling Gemini in Google Messages in English on select devices.

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