GOOGLE ASSISTANT Posts on XDA

Hold my Phone – Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 could spare you from call holds

As famed lyricist and musician DJ Khaled once wisely said: "Anotha one." The Pixel 4 leaks are coming in hot and heavy right now. We've seen the devices pass through the FCC, show up on Best Buy’s website, leak in all three colors, and, most recently, an official-looking promo video was discovered. The next rumor...

Google Assistant Ambient Mode turns your smartphone or tablet into a smart display

Google Assistant has become the virtual assistant of choice for many Android users, partly due to its impressive capabilities and also partly because of the fact that it comes preloaded as part of Google's app suite. At IFA 2019, Google is blessing Assistant with the ability to turn Android devices into smart displays through Ambient...

Google Assistant now lets you make audio and video calls through WhatsApp

Google Assistant has grown from being a software add-on to Google Allo, to eclipsing the messaging service and becoming a very powerful virtual assistant on mobile and smart home devices. Google has been putting in a lot of effort towards its virtual Assistant, and it certainly envisages this software occupying a pivotal post in the...

You will soon be able to turn off speech output for Google Assistant on your phone

Google Assistant is undoubtedly one of the most useful applications out there. It helps navigate in unknown places, gives quick answers to questions, plays music via smart devices, and so on. Though, its loudness, especially on phones, has always annoyed me. There are times when the Assistant starts being chatty even when it is asked...

[Update: Goes Global] Google Go will soon integrate Google Assistant Go and Google Lens

Google has been perceptive about the needs and expectations of low-income users, who desire a lag-free Android experience but can only afford smartphones with the basic hardware. To fulfill these requirements, Google launched Android (Go Edition), which is tailored to run on smartphones with limited resources. In Android Go, the suite of Android apps is...

You can now send reminders for friends and family via Google Assistant

Have you ever wanted to set a reminder for someone else? Maybe you've wanted to tell someone to pick up something at the shop once they get there, or remind them to do something when you leave the house. A new Google Assistant update that will soon roll out in English in the U.S., U.K.,...

Google Assistant can now read/reply to Telegram, WhatsApp, and Slack messages

Getting lots of people to use your virtual assistant means it needs to be easier than if they were to just do it themselves. Amazon was able to find success with Alexa for being one of the first with a smart speaker on the market, but also because they were able to sign up so...

Google Assistant tests letting you send text messages from the lock screen

Modern voice assistants are all about convenience, allowing users to use their device with as little physical input as possible. Google Assistant helps with this by being available to use even when your device is locked. This, of course, poses some security issues. The whole point of a device being locked is that unwanted parties...

Google rolls out G Suite calendar integration with Google Assistant for some users

Google offers a plethora of services to its corporate users via G Suite. It has basic features like calendar and reminders, but also advanced stuff like hosting a website or creating a work email. Integrating corporate accounts with regular Google services is getting easier and easier. Google just started rolling out the ability to access...

Hands-on: GAssist brings Google Assistant to Samsung watches

Many people, even some diehard Android fans, are still under the impression that Samsung smartwatches are only for Samsung phones. That's simply not true, and in many ways, they work better than watches with Google's own Wear OS. One of the things that isn't better is Bixby. Thankfully, the ever-resourceful XDA community has come through...

Android Q’s hidden “Stretch” clock appears in Google Assistant Ambient Mode alongside Driving Mode

When Google launched the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (our review), they also released a wireless charging accessory called the Pixel Stand. Docking your Pixel 3 into the Pixel Stand starts a special ambient display mode that shows your Google Photos albums, your Visual Snapshot from Google Assistant, and a shortcut to the "My...

[Update: Now Available] JBL LINK BAR is a soundbar with Android TV and Google Assistant built-in

Android TV has not exactly flourished as a platform. There are only a handful of devices on the market and app support isn't great. On the verge of their big annual event, Google has dropped some news regarding a new product in the Android TV family. The JBL Link Bar is not just another set-top box....