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Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is rolling out to OnePlus phones

At the IFA trade show last year, Google announced a new feature for the Google Assistant called Ambient Mode. The feature is designed to turn any Android smartphone or tablet into a smart display. You can use the smart display to show information from your calendar, the current weather, notifications, reminders, music controls, and smart...

Google Photos tests a monthly subscription service for automatically printing your best pictures

Google Photos is one of the best examples of a stellar free service on an Android smartphone. Unlimited photo backups, Google Assistant integration, and a whole host of AI features means that it's a must-have for any Android smartphone user. It's one of the most feature-packed Google services out there, and Google is continuously adding...

The new Google Assistant can finally work with 3-button navigation on Pixel 4

With Android 10 and the Pixel 4 lineup, we were treated to, yet again, new revamps and takes on different Google services. One of the most noteworthy changes is clearly the new Google Assistant. It is still the same Assistant we know and love, but it has received a couple of revamps to both the...

Google App 10.93 hints at teaching Google Assistant how to pronounce your contacts’ names

The Google App offers a variety of different services from the search giant. It not only includes Google Search, but it's also home to Google Discover, Google Podcasts, Google Assistant, and Google Lens. On top of all that, Google keeps releasing new features and design changes to the app with each successive update. At times,...

[Update 3: Resolved] Google temporarily kills Mi Home integration with Assistant following creepy Xiaomi security camera bug

The advent of smartphones has also brought us smart, well, everything. Smart light bulbs, smart cameras for your home, and of course, smart hubs so you can access your voice assistant of choice anywhere in your home and interact with all of these things. But of course, one big concern remains, and that is the...

Google Assistant gets new “household notes” for Smart Displays, command scheduling, and more

At Google I/O last year, the company first showcased the all-new faster Google Assistant. The new Assistant made its way to users with the launch of the Pixel 4 series later in October and since then, Google has added even more new features into the mix. Features like food delivery integration and support for third-party...

Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 2nd Gen is an affordable 10-inch tablet that doubles as a smart display

Lenovo has made a marked commitment to smart displays, even being one of the first manufacturers to roll out a Google Assistant-powered smart display. The concept of a Smart Displays is pretty simple - you connect it to your Google account, and you can access all of the Google Assistant's features with a constant, visual...

Google Assistant can browse the web in Chrome on the Pixel 4

Technology companies have come at digital assistants from many different angles. One approach is to make the assistant interact with your phone for you. This was one of the big selling points of Samsung Bixby when it was first launched. Google Assistant has been more about providing answers and carrying out tasks, but now it...

Google’s next-gen Assistant now supports English in Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Singapore

Back at Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the all-new faster Google Assistant. Over the next couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what to expect from the updated Assistant. Back in October, we also saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with...

Interpreter Mode rolls out to Google Assistant on phones

Nearly a year ago, Google rolled out a feature called "Interpreter Mode" for Smart Displays and speakers. It allows you to make Google Assistant act as your translator for a number of different languages. As cool as this feature is, the use cases for Smart Displays and speakers are pretty low. Today, the company has...

Google Assistant support for 3rd-party Notes and Lists apps is finally rolling out

Way back at Google I/O 2018, the company talked about adding 3rd-party app support for lists and notes in Google Assistant. People were very excited about this as Assistant's built-in lists and notes features are pretty limited, not to mention people already have established favorite apps. A little over a year ago, it appeared the...

[Update: New “Manage your library” Page] Google Photos renames the Assistant tab to “For You”

For a while now, the Google Photos app has included an "Assistant" tab. This is the place where all of Google's automatically created creations are shown. Things like photo collages, animations, movies, albums, and more. The name of the tab has always felt like an implication that Google Assistant is creating these things, but it...