Chinese smartphone maker OPPO announced on Monday that its voice-enabled assistant, Xiaobu, will soon run on the firm’s self-developed AI model, AndesGPT. Industry players are rushing to embed artificial intelligence abilities into smartphone functions to remain competitive. Rival Huawei has also integrated its voice assistant, Xiaoyi, driven by the telecom giant’s Pangu 3.0 large language model, as part of its new HarmonyOS 4, which was announced a week earlier. According to OPPO, this integration will provide Xiaobu with a stronger semantic understanding of dialogue after the upgrade, and AI capabilities such as summarization will also be “greatly enhanced.” [IThome, in Chinese]