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A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

After teasing a navigation-optimized Google Assistant for Maps at I/O 2018, Google is now rolling out the feature to Android users. The new version of Google Assistant in Maps is smaller, less distracting, and executes more commands in the background.

Previously, calling up Google Assistant in Maps during navigation would take over half the screen. Now when you call up Google Assistant (via hotword, squeeze, or tapping on the microphone button in the top right of the screen), the Assistant pop-up is confined to a small bar that overlays the bottom ETA section.

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A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential is reportedly working on an AI phone that operates through voice commands

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

While Essential's first device has a cult following among those who prioritize quick Android updates, it became clear in May that it would never see a follow-up. A report from Bloomberg revealed that the company had canceled a second Essential Phone and put itself up for sale. However, over the past several months, the company has quietly chugged along, continuing to push out lightning-fast security patches. Now, a new report from Bloomberg states that the company is indeed working on a second device — but it's not at all like its first product.

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Essential is reportedly working on an AI phone that operates through voice commands was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

‘Ok Google’ detection is currently broken on many phones

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Judging by the Google Assistant help forums, a whole lot of people are having trouble getting their phones to respond to voice commands. Twelve of the 20 top posts are complaining about the problem on several different device models and even in several languages. Google says it's on the case, though.

Posters complain that they can't activate the Google Assistant by voice on phones made by Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Samsung, among others.

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'Ok Google' detection is currently broken on many phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube for Android TV v2.03 enables voice commands, resuming videos after app switching, and personalized homescreen channels [APK Download]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

YouTube's app for Android TV hasn't seen a lot of updates since it switched over to the web wrapper as an interface. However, each new version usually brings something of some importance. The latest release comes with a couple notable enhancements, including performance enhancements, automatic resume after switching apps, and voice commands via Google Assistant. For some people running Android Oreo, there may also be new "personalized channels" appearing in the homescreen.

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YouTube for Android TV v2.03 enables voice commands, resuming videos after app switching, and personalized homescreen channels [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Cortana can now make calls and send texts via voice input [APK Download]

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Most voice assistants can make calls and send texts without the user having to touch his/her screen, but that wasn't true for Cortana on Android until now. The latest update adds this capability, and even though it's nothing groundbreaking, it's sure to make your life just a little bit more convenient if you use Cortana regularly.

WHAT'S NEW

  • Calling and texting is supported via Cortana voice input. Now complete these tasks without tapping on the screen.
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Cortana can now make calls and send texts via voice input [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant is getting Action subscriptions, better media playback, and more

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Google sometimes stealthily deploys new features here and there in Assistant without telling us, but today's update is a big one with some fanfare. There are changes on the way to media playback, Assistant-enabled devices, and subscriptions. Some of these features are rolling out now, and others will be live in the near future. It's a colossal Assistant update overall.

Assistant has long supported subscribing to certain tidbits of information, in fact, it was one of the original demo features in the Allo version of Assistant.

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Google Assistant is getting Action subscriptions, better media playback, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

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You just got a Google Home, and after unwrapping it and setting it up, you've asked about the weather, requested a few songs to play, and set a timer for 5 minutes to see how it rings. Now what?

I've been covering Google's smart speaker for more than a year now and I've owned a couple of Google Homes for about a year, yet I still feel like I'm not using them to their full potential.

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The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You can now say multiple commands at once to a Google Home

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Now that Google has added multi-user support, the ability to set reminders, and other key functionality to the Google Home, there's not much to complain about. One remaining issue was that you could only say one command at a time. If you wanted to turn off the lights and play something on your TV, you would have to say "turn off the lights," wait for the Home to respond, and then follow up with the casting command.

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You can now say multiple commands at once to a Google Home was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube TV playback controls arrive on the Google Home

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

There are just a handful of video services that support voice controls on the Google Home, like Netflix and Google Photos. This allows you to start playback of content on a Chromecast, Android TV, or other Cast-enabled device using Google Assistant voice commands. I'm still waiting for Hulu to add support, but in the meantime, you can now use it with YouTube TV.

The new functionality works just like every other service on Assistant.

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YouTube TV playback controls arrive on the Google Home was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nest camera support is coming to Google Home/Chromecast

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Today's Google event isn't just about new Google-branded products. The company announced today that Nest cameras would have deeper integration with the Google Home and Chromecast.

On the event stage, Google showed off new voice commands that can be used in conjunction with a connected Chromecast. For example, asking your Home "Who's at the front door" will display a Nest camera feed on a connected TV. You'll also be able to use commands to record video clips.

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Nest camera support is coming to Google Home/Chromecast was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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