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Android 11 upgrades Voice Access to understand screen content, and the results are amazing

Google will release Android 11 this fall season. But, as per the usual tradition, Google has been rolling out Developer Previews for the upcoming version of Android. They even released a fourth Developer Preview back in May to compensate for the unavoidable cancellation of the Google I/O conference due to the global pandemic. Yesterday, Google...

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...

Google Home can now understand up to three queries at a time

As Google races Amazon to make the smartest home virtual assistant on the market, the Google Home can now understand up to three queries at a time. This means that you can chain together up to three commands at a time, to be as efficient as possible and without having to wait for a response....

To Fi and Back Again: Google’s Inconsistent Messaging Space Complicates Sticking with One Service

I’ve written on Google’s convoluted messaging strategy before, but this was prior to the launch of Allo, which further added to the confusion of Google’s messaging platform. Allo has since been launched and updated several times, becoming a better product in the process. Google even surprised us all with a completely out-of-nowhere update to Google Voice...