Google Assistant gets a new feature that will let you assign reminders for family. The feature lets you send reminders to the Family Group. Once sent, the recipient will be notified on the mobile phone.
Google asks you to authenticate account whenever you log in to a new device or restore your device. Users are required to punch in their Google password and authenticate their account on Android. Google has decided to expedite the authentication process by using the fingerprint sensor on your phone.
Lately, Google has been expanding its reach and command over shopping, ticket booking, and other verticals. The company has now announced a slew of new features aimed at helping you plan holidays with relative ease.
We are just weeks away from Android Q final version release. Google has now seeded the last and final Android Q beta. As expected Google has fixed some bugs and did maintenance. However, Google has changed how the gestures will work.
Starting next year, Google will show Android users in Europe a new choice screen to select the default search engine on their device while setting it up. Besides Google itself, there will be three more search providers that would be a part of the list.
Google Assistant finally gets the ability to read and reply to messages on Telegram, WhatsApp, and other third-party messaging services. Until now the functionality was restricted to SMS texts and Hangouts. In some cases Google Assistant let you send messages but was restricted from reading the new messages.
Google is testing Play Pass subscription where it would provide users with access to hundreds of premium apps and games on the Play Store for a monthly subscription fee. All the apps and games would be ad-free and fully unlocked meaning there won’t be any IAPs.
Until recently infotainment systems on automobiles were complicated and riddled with issues. Features like voice commands rarely worked. With the advent of Android Auto and Apple Car Play we have seen things improve, people finally got to use touch screens powered by a mobile operating system on their cars. Google has now updated Android Auto and the new version aims at competing with infotainment systems from auto manufacturers.
Thanks to a slew of leaks and reports, a lot about the Pixel 4 has already been speculated. This time around Google has revealed that Pixel 4 will ditch the fingerprint sensor in favor of face unlock. Furthermore, Google also mentions that Pixel 4 will arrive with “Motion Sense” that uses Project Soli chip to sense hand gestures.
Over the years, Google Assistant has gained a lot of new features which helped improve user experience. As of now, Google Assistant cannot be used to send texts from the lock screen. Perhaps, this restriction was enforced for security reasons. Now Google is trying to change that and is thus testing a feature that lets you send texts directly from the lock screen.