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[Update: Official] Google Assistant’s new Ambient Mode starts rolling out

At IFA this year, Google announced a new feature in the Google Assistant called Ambient Mode. This mode turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a smart display by showing information from your calendar, the current weather, your notifications, your reminders, music controls, and your smart home controls. You can even show photos from Google...

Pixel 4’s New Assistant prepares to add better email dictation in Gmail

At Google I/O earlier this year, Google showed off a much faster version of its Google Assistant service. During the demonstration, the presenter asked the Assistant to send an email to a contact named "Jessica," launching Gmail with the contact "Jessica Kulla" prefilled in the "To" field. The presenter was then able to dictate the...

[Update: Rolling out in India] You can order food with Google Assistant, Search, and Maps without needing delivery apps

Do you enjoy the seamless integration that the Google Assistant offers with just about everything? A lot of people do, but it's definitely not for everyone. Even still, there are huge upgrades on the horizon, and Google knows that there's always room for improvement. If you live in the US, you are now able to...

G Suite users get basic Google Assistant voice commands for Gmail and Google Calendar

People who regularly use G Suite accounts often complain about the lack of features compared to regular Google accounts. The company has slowly been fixing this as of late with a bunch of features added back in April. Now, Google is finally allowing G Suite accounts to use Google Assistant voice commands for Gmail and...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Assistant in Chrome brings Google’s Duplex AI to the web

At Google I/O 2019, one of the big announcements was Google Duplex being added to websites. The idea was to have Google fill in your information and simplify the process of buying movie tickets or reserving a car. While Google didn't announce an official date during I/O, they did mention they would have more details...

Google Assistant adds a curated news playlist called “Your News Update”

Google Assistant has had several different methods for reciting news over the years. You can set up a Routine that includes a rundown of news stories or simply ask for news about a specific topic or from a particular publication. Google is now introducing a new service for Google Assistant called "Your News Update" that...

Google confirms G Suite customers can’t set reminders in Google Assistant

Setting a reminder or an alarm is one of the first things one does when using the Google Assistant. It's the most basic functionality offered by the Assistant and I tend to use it every day. The feature was previously available to all Google Assistant users, however, it seems like Google has now removed the...

At A Glance widget tests showing Google Assistant reminders

Google's "At A Glance" is one of the most simplistic yet useful widgets. The widget changes dynamically based on the information that might be relevant to you at a specific time. At A Glance was introduced as a simple time & weather widget exclusively as part of the Pixel launcher. It was eventually made available...

Google App 10.83 tests “Lift to Talk” for Google Assistant on the Pixel 4

Thanks to multiple leaks, we knew pretty much everything about the Pixel 4 smartphones before launch. Some of the rumored features of the new Pixel devices have yet to materialize, however. One such feature was said to be a new way to launch the Google Assistant on the latest Pixel: raise to talk. According to...

[Update 2: Live on Play Store] The Android Auto app will no longer be supported in favor of Google Assistant’s new driving mode

Google announced Android Auto in a time when automobile manufacturers were looking for new ways to bring in more tech-savvy customers. They have been competing with other car infotainment systems from Apple and car makers, but they are making a lot of progress in the area. Google expanded the Android Auto user base by introducing...

Google is testing a completely revamped Assistant Feed

Google has offered its users a number of ways to interact with its virtual assistant. Some prefer to use the voice command hot words to bring it up while others will launch the service from the navigation bar/gesture. However, few seem to access it using the Google application. There's an Updates tab in the Google...

Google Assistant smart devices will soon be able to stream from SiriusXM

A recent teardown of the Google app version 10.81.6.29.arm64 revealed a number of upcoming features. Among these was the updated Collections UI, smart screenshots, and Google Podcast bookmarking. The teardown also revealed that Google was testing a new feature that will allow you to link specific radio services to the Google Assistant. Google is now...