Google Bard is now rebranded as Gemini: This is what you should know about it


Google today announced that the Bard AI chatbot has been officially renamed Gemini and immediately launched a dedicated Android application.

At the same time, Google also unveiled Gemini Ultra 1.0, the latest version of Google's large language model, which is larger in scale and more powerful. For Android users, you can now set the Gemini app as your default assistant, replacing the Google Assistant on their phone.

Moreover, Gemini works perfectly with Android phones that have at least 4GB RAM and run Android 12 and above. However, for iPhone users, Google has chosen not to launch a dedicated Gemini app for iOS, instead integrating its functionality into Google apps.

In addition, Google has also carried out a round of reforms to its Google Workspace application, renaming the artificial intelligence functions previously known as "Duet AI" to Gemini. This change covers not only chatbots but also Google Office suite applications such as Gmail and Docs.

Price-wise, the Gemini model has launched the standard version, Gemini Pro. Meanwhile. The Gemini Ultra requires you to pay extra. To do this, you must sign up for a Gemini Advanced subscription, which is included in the $20 per month (approximately RM95) Google One AI Premium plan.

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The Gemini Android app is already live in the United States and will be generally available in the coming weeks. Starting next week, Gemini also plans to launch its Japanese and Korean versions to cover more countries and regions. We have yet to confirm other details on this subject. So, we should wait for further updates from Google.


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