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Google Assistant’s redesigned “Today” view has started rolling out

Google Assistant is the digital assistant that most people use on Android. It was released during Google I/O 2016, alongside some smart devices that can take advantage of it. So far, the Assistant has proven to be a worthy successor of Google Now. Despite the obvious superiority, there are some things that it can learn...

Google brings back the automatic parking location card in Google Assistant

It has happened to everyone. You're walking out to the parking lot or ramp and the thought hits you: "where did I park?" There are a bunch of ways that technology can help with this problem. You can simply take a photo of the street signs, type the ramp level in your notes app, or...

Hyperion Supreme is a new way to get all the Hyperion “Pro” features

Hyperion is a launcher made by Projekt, the same people behind Substratum. It's basically a super customizable version of the Pixel launcher with all the bells and whistles that most people expect from a 3rd-party launcher. It even has some integration with other launcher tools, such as Sesame shortcuts and Google Feed. All of these...

Bring back Google Now on Tap-like functionality on any Android device

Now on Tap was first released in 2015 and it was touted as the future of Google's virtual assistant platform. But it was replaced with Google Assistant. Google Now on Tap offered features to help you understand the context of what's on screen and get answers to any questions while multitasking. Some people really loved...

OnePlus Launcher for the OnePlus 6 modded to add Google Feed

OnePlus gets a lot of its software right on its phones. Enthusiasts enjoy OxygenOS for its stock feel and abundance of the "right" features. It's not quite bloated, but it's got just about everything you could really want from your Android phone. OnePlus Launcher is an example of this. While it has support for many features...

Google tests new way to launch Google Now-like search cards in Google Assistant

The transition from Google Now to Google Assistant, while ultimately for the better, resulted in some useful features being dropped. The best Google Now feature that was unfortunately dropped was the predictive search cards—a stack of cards that offered personalized information and alerts. The new Google Feed hasn't truly replaced the old predictive search card...

Google Now cards make a spiritual return in Google Assistant

The evolution of Google Assistant can be traced back to 2012 when Google Now was all the rage. Google Now was an interface of cards that tried to predict when you would need certain information. It changed a lot over the years and eventually disappeared completely in favor of the redesigned "Feed." Google Now is...

Lawnchair v1 stable is out, brings Pixel Launcher features to any Android

Lawnchair is a customizable launcher based on the Pixel Launcher. It's been in the works for about a year now, and Lawnchair v1 stable has just been released. Lawnchair boasts a huge amount of features over similar launchers, such as the Rootless Pixel Launcher. That's not to say it's any better, it's just made differently....

How to enable Google Feed in any country

Google reworked Now Cards almost a year ago and rebranded it to Google Feed. Unfortunately, those cards are not available in all countries. Google really restricts a lot of stuff for non-US citizens, but's that's a topic for another day. So, how can you activate Google Feed if you live in an unsupported country? Here's...

Google Improves the Feed Experience of the Google App

With the launch of Google Now, the company wanted to provide predictive pieces of information based on contextual alerts such as location, time of day, interests, and more. For a while, this was Google's pseudo digital personal assistant since Google Assistant wasn't around back then. This feature evolved with Google Now on Tap and some of these features...

Make Nova Google Companion App Work On KitKat Devices

Recently, we reported that Nova Launcher developers found a way to add a Google Now Panel in their launcher, without root. With a few simple steps, you can have the same functionality on KitKat devices. XDA Senior Member Nikhilkumar038 managed to found a workaround to make the Nova Google Companion working on an older version of Android. The method...

Nova Google Companion Allows Google Now Integration on Lollipop

Custom launchers offer much more customization options than the stock launchers that ship with your phone. Unfortunately, there are some really enticing features from the stock launcher that most custom launchers do not support. One of those features is the Google Now pane that is accessed by swiping towards the left. The Nova Launcher developer...