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July 5

At a Glance on Pixel prepares to show timers from Nest Hub and Assistant speakers

Last month, Google updated At a Glance with flashlight reminders and Nest Doorbell alerts. The Pixel At a Glance widget could soon get a “Cross Device Timer” capability that integrates with Google Home.

July 28, 2018

Google app 8.14 reveals ‘Pixel Stand,’ expands At a Glance compatibility, preps car pairing [APK Insight]

The latest Google app beta is rolling out this morning with the inclusion of several strings detailing a device known as the “Pixel Stand.” Meanwhile, there are minor tweaks in settings for Smart Displays, as well as various car related features in development.

August 3, 2018

Google app 8.15 preps ‘Memory Aid Locker’ for Assistant, new Material Google Duo icon, more [APK Insight]

The latest Google app beta is rolling out today and while it did not provide more insight into the Pixel Stand. However, like last week, there are several new features. Version 8.15 reveals work on a “Memory Aid Locker” for Assistant, while also revealing a new Material icon for Google Duo.

August 11, 2018

Google app 8.16 preps ‘eyesfree’ notification TTS, ‘Confidential’ watermark, more ‘dreamliner’ [APK Insight]

The latest Google app beta rolled out later — in the early hours of Saturday morning — than usual this week. Version 8.16 continues work on “dreamliner” wireless chargers after the “Pixel Stand” leaked and reveals more about an “eyesfree” feature, presumably for Assistant, for reading your notifications aloud.

August 25, 2018

Google app 8.18 preps Assistant multilingual beta, more about Hands-Free [APK Insight]

After skipping a beta release (8.17) last week, the latest version (8.18) of the Google app is now available. Development on Hands-Free continues, while multilingual functionality announced back in February is nearing launch through a beta.

September 8, 2018

Google app 8.20 reveals Digital Wellbeing for Home, preps Assistant Households & Explore [APK Insight]

The latest beta update for the Google app began rolling out this evening, but was quickly pulled due to a likely bug involving Assistant. Regardless, version 8.20 details Digital Wellbeing for Home and a new “Explore” feature that surfaces similar articles. We have also managed to enable Google Assistant for Households.

May 4, 2018

Google app’s built-in podcast player adds offline downloading & listening

The podcast industry has been relatively active in recent weeks from the announcement of Pocket Casts being acquired by a consortium of public radio stations to Google’s grand plans involving machine learning. After rolling out a homepage and subscriptions, the Google app is now gaining the ability to download shows for offline listening.

March 9, 2018

Google Pixel Buds prep Double Tap for next track & Triple Tap/in-ear detection to sleep [APK Insight]

The latest beta version (7.23) of the Google app is rolling out this afternoon and it reveals a number of upcoming features for Pixel Buds. Namely, users will be able to customize controls like Double Tap, while a new Triple Tap gesture addresses a common complaint of these Google Assistant headphones.

March 19, 2018

Google’s built-in podcast player updated w/ a homepage, subscriptions, & app icon [Gallery]

In recent APK Insights, we’ve spotted the Google app working on more advanced podcast functionality. This revamped built-in experience is now rolling out with features like an app icon, centralized management, and the ability to search a directory of shows.

April 11, 2018

Google app testing updated ‘Material Design 2’ on Feed, Pixel Launcher; more Assistant tweaks

On Friday, our APK Insight of Google app 7.26 revealed a lot more about smart displays and upcoming Home functionality, like email Personal Results. On the phone side, we’ve since been able to activate a new “Material Design 2” look and several in-development features.

May 19, 2018

Google app 8.4 preps visual Assistant redesign from I/O, Agenda, Google Sans, more [Gallery]

At I/O 2018, Google previewed a number of upcoming features for several major products and services. Assistant is slated to get a more visual experience, with version 8.4 of the Google app today providing a first glimpse at that revamped interface. Meanwhile, work continues on Feed reactions, Read Later, and more.

May 26, 2018

Google app 8.5 details ‘Continued Conversation’ for Home, Podcast UI tweaks, Read later shortcut [APK Insight]

The latest Google app beta continues work on adding features announced at I/O 2018. Version 8.5 details Google Home’s upcoming Continued Conversation feature and Assistant payments. Meanwhile, there is also progress towards new functionality like Read later and Collections.

June 1, 2018

Google app 8.6 preps Assistant contacts & Households as Podcasts updated w/ Material Theme [APK Insight]

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out this morning with a handful of visual tweaks, as well as details about features that we’ve been tracking for several weeks now. Notable is a look into an upcoming Contacts and Your people feature for Assistant, while there are more details on how Assistant […]

April 21, 2018

Google app 8.0 preps teaching Assistant about people, ‘scheduling’ Custom Routines, & more [APK Insight]

From a versioning perspective, today’s update to the Google app is major one as it jumps from 7.x to 8.x. A new “Your People” training feature for Assistant is already visible (but not live), while strings reveal work on Custom Routines, Lens, Smart Displays, and more.

March 24, 2018

Google app 7.24 preps ‘pinned’ floating sports scores, custom Assistant Routines, and more [APK Insight]

The last update to the Google app earlier this month revealed a number of in-development features like new gestures for Pixel Buds and came ahead of Routines for Assistant officially launching. Version 7.24 has entered the beta channel this evening with details about custom Routines and a new “pinned matches” feature for sports scores.

January 4, 2019

Google app 8.91 preps Podcasts auto downloads, more Material Theme, ‘Top Apps’ redesign [APK Insight]

After a few weeks break due to the winter holidays, the Google app is returning to its usual cadence of weekly beta releases. Google app 8.91 reveals work on applying the Material Theme to even more parts of Google Assistant settings. We’ve also managed to enable auto downloading in Google Podcasts, among other in-development features.

October 26, 2018

Google app 8.39 preps Material Theme ‘More’ tab, Assistant ‘Add a Car,’ and Discover [APK Insight]

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out this evening with a number of new features. Google app 8.39 reveals a possible upcoming deprecation of “Unlock with Voice Match,” a Material Theme for the “More” tab, and “kitt” — Assistant for cars.

Google might be planning to remove & replace Android voice unlock on all devices

For several years now, the Google app allowed users to unlock a device with your voice when interacting with Google Assistant. After removing on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, “Unlock with Voice Match” appears to be nearing deprecation and replacement on all other Android devices given that it’s not too secure.

November 2, 2018

Google app 8.44 preps Actions recommendations for Assistant, setting alarms, more [APK Insight]

While today’s Google app beta is not as jam-packed with major discoveries as last week’s, there are a number of tweaks and other changes in-progress. Google app 8.44 details some refinements for upcoming functionality like setting a default notes/lists provider, Assistant recommendations, and more.

February 11, 2019

Google app 9.23 reveals ‘NexusAmChips’ Assistant device ID, ‘Labs’ feature, more [APK Insight]

After an uncharacteristic two-week delay, the latest Google app beta is now available. Oddly, there are two distinct beta versions of the Google app this evening: 9.21 and 9.23. Both reveal a new Assistant device ID named “nexus” for an upcoming feature or hardware category, as well as a “Labs” feature.

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