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April 11

Pixel’s At a Glance may soon keep track of your grocery pickups and deliveries

It should soon be possible to use the At a Glance widget on Pixel phones to keep track of your grocery orders, including when pickups are ready and when deliveries are on their way.

August 4, 2018

Google starts testing shorter Assistant panel w/ Now-like swipe up to open Visual snapshot

Google announced a flurry of Assistant news at I/O 2018 with the first part for phones rolling out last month. “Visual snapshot” is already very reminiscent of Google Now and about to get even closer with a swipe up gesture for quicker access beginning to roll out.

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.

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.

January 7, 2019

JBL Link Drive is a $60 always-on Google Assistant mic that integrates with any car, iOS, and Android

JBL this morning announced a slew of Assistant products like new Bluetooth headphones and the Android TV-powered Link Bar. The brand’s latest device is the JBL Link Drive that essentially brings a Google Assistant microphone into any car via the cigarette lighter.

October 26, 2018

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.

February 28, 2019

Google begins replacing full ‘Voice Match’ phone unlock w/ Assistant-only lock screen access

With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google removed the ability for Voice Match to act as a password and fully unlock your phone. Google announced at CES 2019 that this new behavior would be coming to all Android devices, with the change beginning to roll out.

February 23, 2018

Routines for Google Assistant rolling out in coming weeks w/ location reminders from Home

In addition to multilingual support, more languages, and deeper device integrations throughout 2018, Google Assistant is adding several features in the coming weeks. First announced at last year’s October 4th event, Routines will be available in the coming weeks, as well as setting location-based reminders from Google Home.

January 29, 2018

Google app 7.20 preps custom Assistant hotwords, Duo for smart displays, more [APK Insight]

In the last version two weeks ago, the Google app teased primary and secondary languages for Assistant, as well as revealing more about smart displays. An update rolling out today reveals that custom hotwords might be coming to Assistant. Meanwhile, version 7.20 also details more about bilingual support, offline podcast downloads, and more.

September 14, 2018

Google app 8.21 details always-on & listening Pixel Stand UI, Trusted Devices [APK Insight]

The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out this afternoon with a handful of developments related to the Pixel Stand wireless charging accessory that could launch alongside the Pixel 3. Namely, we have another glimpse of the interface and its functionality.

February 24, 2018

Google Assistant testing new look, preps widget editing, and more about ‘Google Temperature’ [Gallery]

Rolling out earlier this week, version 7.22 of the Google app contained strings that detailed how users will be able to customize the search widget. We’ve now been able to activate that new interface, as well as a slightly new look for the Google Assistant and shed more light on “Google Temperature.”

April 23, 2021

Google Assistant ‘Guacamole’ will let you ‘snooze’ alarms & ‘answer’ calls without ‘Hey Google’

For the past several weeks, we’ve been tracking an Assistant feature codenamed “Guacamole” in the Google app. We can now report that “Guacamole” will let users perform time-sensitive Assistant “quick tasks” like answering calls or silencing alarms on your Android phone without having to first say “Hey Google.”

May 21, 2021

Google Assistant will soon be able to power off your Android phone

With Android 12, the Google Assistant gained the ability to be invoked by long-pressing the power button, which normally opens Android’s power menu. In turn, the Google Assistant is gaining the ability to power your phone off with your voice.

June 17, 2021

Google Assistant ‘Live Space’ is a major ‘At a Glance’ upgrade for Android 12 and Material You

One of the key aspects of the Pixel Launcher experience is “At A Glance,” which has seen a handful of weather-related tweaks in recent months. Google is now planning to overhaul the capability into “Live Space” and better integrate it on with Assistant on Pixel phones running Android 12.

November 21, 2019

[Update: Fixed] Android Auto users report ‘double beep’ Google Assistant issue w/ no replies

One of the biggest highlights of Android Auto is its tight integration with Google Assistant, but it seems there’s an issue there at the moment. Many Android Auto users are reporting a “double beep” issue which sees Google Assistant not replying with failing commands.

September 2, 2020

Google possibly working on letting Assistant simultaneously access data from multiple accounts

One long-running critique of Google Assistant is how it doesn’t play well with work accounts, specifically Calendar events. While there is an Assistant for G Suite beta, it requires users to actively switch accounts. Google might soon let Assistant access data from multiple accounts alongside your primary one.

October 7, 2020

Google Assistant Driving Mode is getting closer to launch [Gallery]

Back at I/O 2019, Google announced that the on-phone experience of Android Auto was on the way out, set to be replaced with a new “Google Assistant Driving Mode” experience. As of the most recent beta update to the Google app, we’ve finally been able to enable Assistant Driving Mode and get a preview of […]

Android Auto readying custom shortcuts for Google Assistant actions and contacts

While fans of using Android in the car may be more excited by the upcoming launch of Google Assistant Driving Mode, Android Auto is preparing improvements of its own with custom shortcuts to Assistant actions and contacts.

September 14, 2019

Google Assistant testing denser suggestions UI on Android

As we’ve seen in recent Pixel 4 leaks, Google has a number of design changes in mind in the near future for the Google Assistant on Pixel phones. For those of us who won’t be getting the “next-generation” Assistant right away, Google is also testing out a new UI for its proactive suggestions on Android.

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