GOOGLE ASSISTANT Posts on XDA

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...

How to Get the Google Assistant on Android 5 Lollipop (No Root)

https://youtu.be/AnDYjIcLD8k TK is at it again with another useful tip, this time it's getting the Google Assistant to work on Android Lollipop. The kicker - no root is required for this setup. Even though it still has a few improvements to sort out, it has definitely come a long way since its initial release. The only...

No, Google Isn’t Eavesdropping on You for Those Crazy Ads and Predictions

«My phone was in my pocket as I was talking to my friend about XYZ. I had never heard of XYZ before (my friend brought it up), and I didn't google it or anything. Yet when I opened an app a day later, I saw ads related to XYZ! Is Google listening in on my...

Google Assistant Launcher helps you set up Google Assistant on Android 5.0+

Love it or hate it, Google Assistant is a smart assistant services that is only going to get more and more popular. Sadly, the Google Assistant on Android smartphones is available only on those devices running Android Marshmallow and above. But thanks to a recent method publicized by XDA Member Nikhilkumar038, it's possible to get Google...

Google Announces Actions on Google Challenge

Recent Google I/O has shown how important the Google Assistant is for the company. Google is encouraging developers to publish their apps for Google Assistant by announcing a challenge. The winner can get $10,000 and a free entry to Google I/O 2018. What exactly is this challenge about? In Google's words -- Actions on Google is...

Here’s how to get Google Assistant on Android 5.0+ Tablets WITHOUT Root

Google Assistant is Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa - a smart, personal service that has evolved in numerous ways and has expanded to multiple new platforms since its initial unveiling during last year's Google I/O. Although initially exclusive to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones (and available in a more limited manner in the...

Google Reveals Their Revenue Plans for Google Assistant

When Apple announced their mobile payment service, Apple Pay, the company mentioned that it would make a percentage of each sale that was made when someone used their service. Not too long after, Google announced Android Pay and it was speculated that Google would also be taking a percentage of each sale. However, it didn't turn...

Google I/O 2017 Showcased a Clearer, More-Focused Agenda for Google Products

Something was different about this year’s Google I/O; something special, perhaps even grounded. Its an event where we have come to expect moonshots and overly idealistic solutions to problems that do not exist or are grossly misrepresented, but that has changed. Last year’s Google I/O was a turning point, moving towards a more mature and grown-up...