Google’s Gemini app, which they now know is progressively making its way outside of the US, has taken centre stage during the last several days. Since the new chatbot is still relatively new for mobile, there will inevitably be certain features that don’t work as intended, in addition to potential issues that could cause functionality to break. It appears that Google is aware of these issues and is taking the appropriate steps to address them in response to customer comments.
Jack Krawczyk, the product lead for Google Gemini, gave an overview of user comments up to Friday. The ability to manage projects, set reminders, and other features is expectedly included in the list of issues Google wants to fix as soon as possible. This is one feature that makes the transfer from Google Assistant to Gemini a little problematic for users right now.
It’s interesting to note that, in many non-US locations, the Gemini mobile app is already operating smoothly, suggesting that Google may have resolved at least some of the difficulties listed under “things to fix.” Krawczyk announced last week that on Monday, February 12, the app will be broadly accessible across North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. At least two of our AP devices—from Asia and Europe—can already utilise the Bard app, nevertheless.
As Krawczyk points out in the tweet, there have been some positive aspects of the early Gemini deployment. People appear to have praised the chatbot’s creative qualities, for example, its writing style and reaction time. As Android specialist and AP contributor Mishaal Rahman points out on X, Google seems to have resolved another issue after releasing the app in the US. When Gemini was first released, auto-sending inquiries could not be initiated by the power button or the swipe-up gesture. However, an update released over the weekend seems to have fixed the issue.
In their little experience with Gemini on 18-month-old Pixel 6a, They have found that it is possible to create photos with a simple text or voice command. They find it really amazing that this midrange phone can do this so easily, even though the process of creating photographs naturally takes a few seconds. Additionally, sanctimonious guardrails have been a source of complaints for the team, according to Krawczyk, and these could be addressed in future releases.
While Google Gemini’s basic features are free, an Advanced version is available as part of the new Google One AI Premium Plan for $20/month. A two-month free trial is presently offered. However, as we discovered just before the weekend, family group members would require a separate membership in order to access Gemini Advanced, which is a more sophisticated version of the programme. We don’t anticipate the corporation changing its ways because Google’s help website makes these terms quite apparent.