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Here’s a look at Gboard’s Assistant-powered voice typing feature for the Pixel 6

Way back in 2019 at its I/O developer conference, Google unveiled the "new" Google Assistant, a much faster and smarter version of the voice assistant that's exclusive to Google's own Pixel phones. While Google did roll out the new Assistant as promised, some of the features they showed off have yet to become available. For...

Google Assistant rolling out “Quick Phrases” that let you skip “Hey Google” for dismissing alarms and calls

Your Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new feature called "Quick Phrases." This feature, once enabled, puts the Assistant on standby whenever you receive an incoming phone call or an alarm/timer has gone off on your phone. If you can't reach your phone at the moment you receive a phone call, the Assistant...

YouTube tests Google Assistant integration for relevant topic suggestions

YouTube has been testing a lot of new features as of late. From picture-in-picture on iOS to video downloading on the web for Premium members, there are a few different experiments you can take part in on YouTube at the moment. One feature the company is now testing is the introduction of Google Assistant integration...

This Week in Tech: New Surface products, Galaxy S22 & Pixel 6 Pro leaks, Google app updates, and more

The consumer tech landscape was rife with new launches, leaks, and updates this past week. Microsoft unveiled a host of new Surface products, and we got to learn a few more details about the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro. A few Galaxy S22 leaks also surfaced online months ahead of its launch, and Google released several...

Google Assistant is getting support for Material You dynamic colors on Android 12

Soon after showcasing its new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up its Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Google Assistant adds a hub for your reminders and lets you pay for gas from your phone

While the Google Assistant supports a simple voice command to help you set up reminders quickly, it currently doesn't let you see all your reminders in one place. Google is now changing that with the latest update for the Google Assistant, which brings a new hub for all your reminders. Organize your reminders with the Reminders...

Google partners with Reese’s Book Club for a unique, hands-free reading experience

Google has partnered with Reese's Book Club to bring a unique reading experience to Google Assistant-powered devices. This new experience will give users access to Reese Witherspoon's monthly book picks, exclusive commentary about each book, and even personalized book recommendations. To try this new feature, say "Hey Google, read with Reese's Book Club" on your Assistant-enabled...

Check your Google Assistant: You may get a discount on the Google Home Mini

Google must have found another warehouse full of the Home Mini, because it is once again offering a steep discount on the personal assistant speaker. Many users on Reddit and Twitter have discovered that a new ad popup is appearing when the Google Assistant is triggered on their phones, as seen below. It offers a discount...

You can finally launch Assistant Driving Mode without starting navigation

Google first announced Assistant Driving Mode over two years ago at I/O 2019, but it wasn't until late last year that the company actually began rolling out the feature to users. Although initially available in the U.S., the Assistant Driving Mode eventually rolled out to more markets this year, including India, Australia, Canada, and the...

EU is reportedly investigating if Google Assistant is being forced on Android phones

The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether or not Google is forcing Android device makers to ship Google Assistant on smartphones. According to a report from MLex (via Reuters), EU regulators have asked multiple unnamed device makers to provide evidence that they have been forced by Google to make Google Assistant the default voice assistant service...

Google Assistant’s quick phrases will let you ditch the “Hey Google” hotword

Back in April, a mysterious "voice shortcuts" page popped up for some users in Google Assistant’s settings page. The page directed users to internal Google documentation for a feature code-named guacamole. A few months later in June, we learned that that the feature would be called "quick phrases" and allow users to ditch the "Hey...

Google Assistant’s new daylong routine lets you trigger actions at different times of day

After rolling out the ability to add a delay to Google Assistant routines for select users, Google is now adding a new option to routines to let users trigger multiple actions throughout the day. When you create a routine from the Google Assistant settings or the Google Home app, you’ll see a new “Want to schedule...