GOOGLE ASSISTANT Posts on XDA

Google Announces Headphones Optimized for Google Assistant, Starting with the Bose QC 35 II

The name Bisto was originally thought to be a codename for a specific product, and at one point we speculated it was simply a pair of headphones that Google was handing out to their employees. As it turns out though, Bisto is the codename for an entirely new product line that is being integrated into...

Australia Now Has Access to the Actions on Google Platform (Google Home, Assistant)

Google is working on bringing their Google Assistant developer platform for phones and Google Home (otherwise known as Actions on Google) to more people around the world. Bringing their products and services to various parts of the world has always been something the company has struggled with over the years though. This week, Google has...

The Sony LF-S50G is a $200 Connected Speaker Featuring Google Assistant

With the launch of the Google Assistant SDK, 3rd-party companies are now able to embed Google's virtual assistant technology into products of their own. This can be anything such as a connected speaker like the Google Home, or even just adding the functionality to the PC with a Chrome extension. Yesterday we talked about how...

Google Assistant is Coming to New Connected Speakers and Appliances

IFA 2017 technically starts on September 1st and will last through the 6th, but companies tend to want to jump ahead of the frenzy and announce certain products a day early. This is what we're seeing today with the announcement of three new Google Assistant smart speakers and some soon to be released home appliances...

Android Oreo Apps can Better Integrate with Google Assistant

There's a lot of changes happening in the new Android Oreo update and we've been covering all the new changes that we've been able to find. Some are quality of life improvements, others are features we've been asking for, and then there are some that make you wonder what took them so long to add...

Walmart Partners with Google Express for Hands-Free Shopping

Walmart has been trying to compete with the likes of Amazon in the online shopping market for a few years now. The company recently tried launching their own version of an Amazon Prime-like service which offered free shipping if the consumer paid an annual fee. They discontinued this project but are still trying to compete...

Commits show Google Assistant is on its way to Chrome OS

Earlier this week there was a commit discovered in the Chromium Gerrit page (by ChromeUnboxed) that said the OK Google hotword was being deprecated from Chrome OS. Some have speculated that it just isn't that popular on a Chromebook so Google has decided to work on removing it. This could be because the feature was buried in...

Multi-User Features on Google Home are Now Heading to the UK

If you live in the UK and share a Google Home with multiple people in your house or flat, things are about to get a whole lot easier. Thanks to a software update that's rolling out to all Google Home users in the United Kingdom, your Google-made smart speaker will now have multi-user support. You can...

Bixby Found a Niche in a Crowded Space, but a Late Entrance Strains its Potential

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, it felt as if they were as excited to announce the new Bixby application as they were the device itself. They added a button on S8 that exists only to serve the Bixby mission, chased down methods to remap that key, and they even had a PR stint with major...

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby, their contribution to the newly-crowded virtual assistant space. Bixby was billed as “a new way to interact with your phone.” Essentially, Bixby aims to be...

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant and Google Home, prompting the service in thousands of households. The annoying ad has just won a prestigious Cannes Lions' Grand Prix award. Burget King first...

Set a Separate Volume Level for Google Assistant with this Free App

Google Assistant on Android smartphones is available officially on all Android Marshmallow devices on select languages in a handful of markets. The smart assistant can be accessed by voice or by text input, though spoken feedback is only given when queries are sent to Assistant through your voice. Recommended Reading: Here’s how to get Google Assistant...