In a somewhat surprising move, it seems that Google is ditching the “Bard” branding altogether across the web app and the upcoming phone experience, switching entirely to “Gemini.”
During the Pixel 8 event in October, Google unveiled its plans to combine the existing helpful capabilities of the Assistant with the company’s powerful and ever-improving AI chatbot Bard. While this was initially given the straightforward (and perhaps overly literal) name “Assistant with Bard,” we’ve since found that Google has contemplated a few alternative names for its next-generation mobile AI.
First, in mid-January, Google shortened everything to simply “Bard,” noting that certain tasks would be delegated to “Assistant.” This change helped avoid some of the confusion about “Google Assistant (classic)” versus “Assistant with Bard.” Next, earlier this week, all of Bard’s phone experience was renamed “Gemini.”
Now, as shared by Dylan Roussel on Twitter/X, Google is fully committing to renaming Bard, as new evidence in the web app shows that “Bard is now Gemini” across mobile devices and the web.
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