GOOGLE ASSISTANT Posts on XDA

LG Reportedly Wants to Leverage AI for its Products in 2017

LG's smartphone division is currently being propped up by profits the company is making selling other products like TVs and home appliances. LG made a major gamble on its modular concept with the LG G5 but then recently confirmed they would be ditching this design with the upcoming LG G6. A lot is riding on their...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

Google App Prepares to add Support for making Payments through Google Assistant

Google Assistant is proving to be rather useful with its robust Google services integration. Plus, with the expanding availability of third-party APIs, the platform is shaping up to make for a killer Home Assistant. But the success of Google Assistant does not lie with its more complex functionality, rather it begins and ends with how...

Taking and Sharing Screenshots Returns to Google Assistant

A feature once present in Google Now on Tap finally makes its way into Google Assistant - the ability to take and share screenshots. What once felt like a feature regression should now make the Google Assistant service feel more at home with fans of Now on Tap. Google Assistant - Now with Screenshots! Google touted their advancements...

Google Assistant is Coming to Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and More Devices

Google Assistant has been somewhat of a replacement for Google Now for those who have compatible devices. Many are still waiting for Google to bring the new service to their device, and they're now making some progress with this. Sadly, we still aren't seeing official support for it on non-Pixel Android smartphones, but Google has announced...

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...
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