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Air Quality Index begins showing up on non-Nest smart displays

With air pollution becoming more and more of an issue, it's important to know about the air quality in your area on any given day. In the U.S., Google started showing Air Quality Index (AQI) indicators on its Nest smart displays in some areas, though it wasn't clear if it would roll out to non-Nest...

The new Assistant weather widget now shows additional weather details

Last week, Google started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget to some users. While it’s not widely available yet, Google is already giving it a visual refresh which makes the widget even more useful. As first spotted by Mishaal Rahmaan, the latest Google App update introduces an updated Assistant weather widget that provides more weather...

Google Assistant’s Quick Phrases debut on the Pixel 6 series

Yesterday, Google finally unveiled the Pixel 6 series. Google's latest Pixel lineup feature a brand new design, in-house Tensor SoC, upgraded camera hardware, and run Android 12 out-of-the-box. Besides the new hardware, the latest Pixel phones also come with a few exclusive software features, and one of them is Quick Phrases for Google Assistant. We know...

The new Assistant weather widget has started rolling out to some users

Google seems to have started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget that we spotted in a teardown last month. The widget is reportedly available on Pixel devices running Android 12 beta 5, and it should roll out more widely following the Pixel 6 launch later today. In case you missed our previous coverage, the new...

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...