Google brings improvements to driving mode, Android Auto

Whether you drive with your smartphone on the dashboard or if you have Android Auto on your infotainment system, Google is bringing several changes and improvements to help you drive better and safer. Expect to see updates to both Google Assistant driving mode and Android Auto itself. Google is also welcoming Honda cars to the […]

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Google faces EU antitrust investigation for forcing Google Assistant on OEMs

Fair play practices have been a looming issue for the big tech companies including Google. Clouds of an antitrust investigation loom over Google Assistant business this time around as a European Union antitrust investigation is underway on whether the Alphabet-owned tech giant has been forcing manufacturers to use Google Assistant as default option in their […]

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Google Assistant may soon let you give commands without hotwords

A few months ago, we got word that Google may soon let you give commands to your Google Assistant without necessarily saying “Hey Google”. The capability is called “quick phrases” although the nickname in-house is “Guacamole”. Back then we didn’t really know how that would work or if there will only be specific commands or […]

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Google Assistant, Search get updated features for new school year

While things may not still be back to “normal”, life goes on and that includes going back to school for a lot of kids in the next few weeks. Whether they will be in face-to-face sessions or still on hybrid learning, Google is now bringing new tools, or rather, updated tools on its Assistant and […]

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Google Assistant is joining Bixby on the Galaxy Watch 4 series

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be Samsung’s first smartwatches in many years to be based on an operating system other than Tizen OS. They’ll run Google’s Wear OS with a fresh version of One UI for smartwatches on top, so unlike previous Galaxy wearables, the upcoming series will reportedly support […]

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Google Assistant is joining Bixby on the Galaxy Watch 4 series

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be Samsung’s first smartwatches in many years to be based on an operating system other than Tizen OS. They’ll run Google’s Wear OS with a fresh version of One UI for smartwatches on top, so unlike previous Galaxy wearables, the upcoming series will reportedly support […]

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Google Workspace users can now enable Assistant on smart speakers

Google Workspace was made available to everyone last month. The Workspace Individual was also made ready. In the past year, we have seen how the program has improved especially since more people are using it for remote work. The “unlimited” docs space has been extended until 2022. Another update delivered Google Assistant and other integrations. […]

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Wyze app gets support Google Home, Assistant support for Lock

Wyze has built a name for itself for affordable smart home devices which includes security cameras, robot vacuums, and just a year ago, the Wyze Lock. It got pretty good reviews especially when it comes to its price point, but one thing missing at launch was support for Google Home and Google Assistant. But now […]

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Google Assistant removes bubbles, makes fonts bigger

When you ask your Google Assistant something, how the reply looks depends on what you were asking in the first place. It can be web results directly, various cards, directly opening an app, or sometimes speech bubbles that show an ongoing “conversation” with your digital assistant. But now Google is removing those text bubbles and […]

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Google s’apprête à lancer de nouveaux objets connectés

En 2020, la pandémie a contraint Google à annuler sa conférence I/O. Mais cette année, il y aura bien une conférence, qui aura lieu (virtuellement) du 18 au 20 mai. Cette édition 2021 sera marquée par le cinquième anniversaire de Google Assistant (qui remplaçait Google Now sur les smartphones Android). Et visiblement, Google s’apprête à […]

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