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September 12

Assistant Driving Mode updated with homescreen promised at Google I/O 2019

Assistant Driving Mode was announced at I/O 2019 to replace Android Auto on phones. It was supposed to launch that summer but was delayed, and is now happening with Android 12. Ahead of that, the homescreen UI unveiled over two years ago is finally appearing in Assistant Driving Mode.

October 11

Google Home app will get an Android TV remote on both Android and iOS ‘soon’

A few months after its reveal at Google I/O 2021, Google started rolling out its new Android TV remote in the Google TV app last month. Now, the company is confirming plans to bring the same functionality to the Google Home app on Android and iOS devices.

September 23

Honda will start using Android Automotive next year

With Ford back in February, Google’s car operating system netted a significant partner. Honda is now the next major carmaker to adopt Android Automotive from 2022 onwards.

September 13

9to5Google Daily 713: Assistant Driving Mode comes to Android 12, Google working on Handoff-style ‘Push’ feature for Android/Chromebooks, plus more

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Google directly offering some Assistant users a ‘Special Discount’ on the Home Mini

Despite being almost four years old and having a successor, the Google Home Mini is still on sale. One measure to get rid of them is a “Google Assistant Special Discount” where you can get a Home Mini for $9.99.

September 29

[Update: Live] Google hosting ‘Search On’ 2021 keynote

Google is hosting a “Search On” 2021 livestream in late September to announce the “latest AI innovations” that are “making information more helpful than ever.” 

October 12

Assistant Driving Mode adds Bluetooth auto-launch as old Android Auto disappears for more users

With Android 12, the “Android Auto for Phone Screens” experience is going away in favor of Google Assistant. That transition is happening for more users as of late, while Assistant Driving Mode can now auto-launch when it connects to your vehicle’s Bluetooth.

September 13

Niagara Launcher v1.4 beta adds foldable device support, more

Foldable smartphones are starting to build up a head of steam, and with a new form factor there are bound to be some teething problems. Luckily, apps like the popular third-party launch Niagara are now slowly adding support for foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series with the v1.4 beta.

September 30

Google hosting ‘Smart Home Developer Summit’ next month

In addition to upcoming Android, Chrome, and Firebase virtual events, Google is hosting a “Smart Home Developer Summit.” Taking place in October, it will be a follow-up to an identical event last year, as well as announcements at I/O 2021 in May.

October 6

Pixel 6 looks to debut the Gboard ‘Assistant voice typing’ experience first demoed at I/O 2019

From November of last year to the first few months of 2021, Gboard tested “enhanced voice typing” on Pixel phones with the new Google Assistant. It was a rather wide beta that fulfilled the promise of what was shown off at I/O 2019. The capability was unceremoniously pulled, but “Assistant voice typing” looks to be […]

October 9

You can now ask Google Assistant for the UV Index on Android, iOS, and Nest Hub

UV Index data was added to the Wear OS Weather app back in April. Sometime in the past few months – if not weeks – Google Assistant started showing UV Index across all its platforms.

September 29

Google Lens getting big MUM upgrade that lets you take a photo and ask questions about it

At I/O in May, Google announced Multitask Unified Model (MUM) as a big improvement to Search. MUM is now set to come to Google Lens “early next year.”

Google Search adding even more site context to the ‘About this result’ panel

Earlier this year, Google Search started showing “About this result” to give people more context about a website before they click. At Search On 2021, the company announced three new sections that will appear in the panel.

October 11

Google Photos ‘Memories’ coming directly to Nest Hub ‘Your day’ tab

Google Photos and Assistant Smart Displays are the perfect combination of hardware and software. That requires setting the appropriate clock today, but the Google Photos integration is getting deeper, with Memories soon set to appear in the Nest Hub “Your day” tab. 

October 6

[Update: Gone] New Google Assistant on Pixel reverts back to original translucent design

At the start of August, the new Google Assistant lost its translucent/transparent UI. The original NGA design is back today on Pixel phones, though it’s not clear whether the look is here to stay.

September 26

Google Assistant losing Issa Rae ‘Cameo Voice’ next week

In October of 2019, Google Assistant introduced an Issa Rae voice that responds to a subset of common queries, like the weather. Just shy of two years later, at the end of this month, the cameo will stop working.

September 29

Google hosting virtual Android Dev Summit 2021 next month, Chrome event in November

Following I/O in May, Google’s next big developer events in 2021 will be Dev Summits for Android and Chrome. 

October 6

2nd-gen Pixel Stand with new UI, charger, and non-fabric cases for the Pixel 6 leak

As we first reported in June, Google is working on a 2nd-generation Pixel Stand for the Pixel 6. The first-party wireless charging stand has now leaked, along with a new case and charger for the upcoming flagship.

October 4

Google working on ‘finishing touches’ for its Android 12 update with ‘Pixel-exclusive’ features

While Android 12 is now available in AOSP today, Google did not release it to Pixel phones in an unprecedented departure. Instead, the company is still working on the Pixel’s Android 12 update and teased it would be a “special release.”

September 23

Google Photos will soon roll out ‘Locked Folder’ to all Android 6+ devices

Back in June, Pixel phones were the first to receive the ability to secure images and videos behind a passcode. Google today confirmed that the Locked Folder in Photos is set to soon arrive on all other Android devices.

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