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NVIDIA Unveils new SHIELD with 4K HDR Streaming, and NVIDIA SPOT AI Microphone Peripheral

During their CES 2017 keynote, NVIDIA has unveiled the successor to their popular SHIELD TV -- simply called the SHIELD. Running Android TV just like its predecessor, the new device aims to replace not only other streamers, but also give you the power of AI through Google Assistant. The new NVIDIA SHIELD streaming device can now stream...

Unlocking the True Power of Google Home with AutoVoice

When Google Home was first released, it didn't seem as impressive as Amazon's Echo line-up. One of our writers who owns both an Amazon Echo and a Google Home reported that while the Google Home had its moments, Google Assistant was not as responsive or extensively integrated as Alexa. However, we both knew, or at least hoped,...

Google Launches “Actions on Google” Developer Platform for Google Assistant

When Google took the stage on October 4th to unveil the highly anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, many users were thrilled at the apparent renewed attention that Google was giving to their hardware line-up. However, if one were to pay attention to the plethora of other products and services announced at the Google Event, it's...

Google Pixel XL XDA Review: A Foundational Release for Google & Post-Nexus Android

Google's newest incursion into the smartphone market is upon us, and the Pixel and Pixel XL aim to offer top-notch hardware and the perfect realization of Google's new vision for Android. Most importantly, perhaps, it is key part of a bigger push for a redefined Google ecosystem. With so many great Android phones around, how clearly can...

The Google Assistant Developer Platform will be Available in December

At Google I/O earlier this year, the company announced a new service that would be used in a number of its products and services: Google Assistant. Google Assistant is an enhanced version of Google Now, and is currently being featured in Allo, the Pixel, Pixel XL and Google Home. During the Pixel launch event last...

PSA: Google Assistant says it’s “Offline” when you’re on a VPN, but everything still works

Google Assistant is one of the most advertised features for the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, although there are ways to enable it on non-Pixel Nougat devices as well as on non-Nougat devices. Although Google has currently restricted official compatibility to a very small subset of Android devices, you can still get full use...

Exploring Assistant, A New Voice Interface with Familiar Problems and a Bright Future

A staple of sci-fi movies and games is the inclusion of an intelligent robot that receives and executes commands with ease. As we move deeper into the 21st century, the lovable AI personalities we see on TV and in games are slowly making their way into real life in the form of our mobile assistants.. Mobile assistant...

Google Assistant Summary: What We Know and Don’t Know — Try for Yourself (Enable on Any Nougat ROM)!

Google’s October 4th event was the launchpad of the Pixel duo -- devices that are meant to showcase Android and all that Google has added to it. The world, including us here at the XDA Office, were excited to see what new comes out of the hardware that was practically leaked in and out. What surprised...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 1: Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo-Duo, Android N

Google I/O 2016 is here, and with it come a slew of new announcements: ranging from new products and services, to new improvements to older products and services. A lot of these products and services are overlapping and interconected, as Google sees them as a collective effort towards a connected future. Here is a recap summary...