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Google Assistant Stories October 19

Google Assistant has a new dedicated ‘Lists and Notes’ web app

Our upcoming APK Insight of Google app 8.33 uncovered a URL for a new “Lists and Notes” web app that ties into the Google Assistant. It comes as Google is working on allowing users to set their own default list and note taking provider in Assistant.

Google Keep is a popular way to store miscellaneous notes, and soon, Google is bringing back a much-requested feature. Google Keep will once again be the home of the Google Assistant shopping list.

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For quite some time now, most Android phones have had the option to be unlocked via your voice and an “OK Google” or “Hey Google” command. Using “Voice Match,” Google has offered up this functionality on its past two Pixel phones, but now its latest doesn’t support it. Oddly, Pixel 3 doesn’t support this feature.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google Assistant Stories October 18

The Nvidia Shield TV is easily the best Android TV box you can buy today, and it just seems to be getting better with updates. Following a promotion which teased the functionality earlier this month, Nvidia is detailing all of the new controls you can use with a Google Home and the Shield TV.

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Google Assistant Stories October 17

Quite a while back, Google opened the Assistant to other device manufacturers, which created the opportunity for Google Home experiences with a greater audio experience than Google’s own speakers offer. SōLIS is one of many brands seeking to do so this year with their new SO-2000 smart speaker.

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Google Assistant Stories October 16

Google Assistant, Search adds Best Buy and Nike as Shopping Actions partners

In March, Google introduced a universal Express shopping cart shared by both Assistant and Search on mobile, desktop, as well as Home devices. Heading into the holiday season, Google is announcing new Shopping Actions partnerships with major brands Best Buy, Nike, and Sephora.

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