That certainly seems to be the motivation behind the change likely to impact the most users - the ability to access the assistant without having to first unlock your phone.
Now, Google Maps users on iOS and Android will be able to ask for navigation assistance with their voice. Guided by a quirky narrator, the ride takes you through a day in the life of "Bob" as he uses the Google Assistant along the way. Google notes that the Connect platform expands on the existing smart home platform to add more device types.
Saying "Google, check into my flight" will do the trick, presumably if you've got the flight stored on your calendar. You can just say, "Hey Google, check in to my flight", Google will automatically retrieve your flight confirmation number from your mail and start the check-in process. But bringing Assistant to Maps means Google will be able to get all the Google Maps users on the iPhone to use Google Assistant.
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"And if you know where you want to stay, you can book a room using the Google Assistant with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick - an Amadeus company".
"On Android, the Assistant works with messaging services from the following providers: SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more", reads an excerpt from the same January 8th media release. Google says they've developed this feature keeping in mind tourists and people who travel often to various countries and need to communicate with local stuff at hotels during check-in or understand local rules and schedules.
Discussing the new feature, Google said: "Speaking a different language no longer has to be a barrier to having a good conversation". For those on Android, the Assistant integration will be a nice addition to Maps when they are driving. And the Google Home Mini, normally $49, is $20 off at $29.