One of the Pixel 4’s most impressive features is coming soon to older models
In a roundabout way, Google has confirmed that one of the features which immediately stood out when the Pixel 4 was first unveiled about a month ago — the super fast and useful Recorder app that transcribes audio — is coming soon to older Pixel models via a software update. This free app is, as we said, fast and mostly accurate. And reporters, in particular, soon started raving about it on Twitter, given that transcribing interview recordings is one of the more thankless and time-consuming aspects of the job.
Pixel 4 users have the least-intrusive version of Google ’s digital assistant , but a new redesign to the Google Assistant UI has started appearing on older Pixel devices. Don’t be alarmed by the update, which gives your assistant a more streamlined look by allowing it to dynamically scale its size based
When Google teased the next-gen Assistant at I/O this year, it left a lot of us in awe of how fast and seamless it was. Look for hotels in Maps. One more in-app search feature is tied to Maps. The new Assistant is still in its early days. Only available on one device in one language and with many
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Pixel 4 users have the least-intrusive version of Google’s digital assistant, but a new redesign to the Google Assistant UI has started appearing on older Pixel devices. Don’t be alarmed by the update, which gives your assistant a more streamlined look by allowing it to dynamically scale its size based on its response to your queries.
According to, the new UI dedicates only the lower third of the screen to basic informational answers, while music playback commands take up half the screen. Visually-based commands or responses, such as weather reports, will cover two-thirds of the screen, but that’s the most space the Assistant window will take up—much less intrusive compared to the full-screen responses of the past.
Google just started fixing the Pixel 4
The Pixel 4 hit stores only a few days ago, and just like every Pixel phone that preceded it, the phone launched with several issues that Google needs to fix — it’s a sort of Pixel tradition. Smooth Display issues and 3D Face Unlock security are two things Google confirmed it’ll fix via software updates, and the first one has just arrived, with improvements for the Pixel 4’s 90Hz display. Smooth Display is a feature not many competing smartphones have, not even the iPhone 11 or the Galaxy Note 10.
A smaller , more compact version of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to older Pixel phones . Some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users on Reddit are Google would possible roll out the new Assistant look more widely beyond Pixel 3 phones . Did you get the new Google Assistant UI on your Pixel 3
Google is rolling out a compact, more Pixel 4-like version of its AI helper to older Android phones , so far focusing on Pixel 3 owners. To be clear, this doesn't include everything you'll find in Assistant on the Pixel 4. It doesn't have the continued conversation or screen context features, for instance, and it
There are still some distinct UI elements that are exclusive to Google Assistant on Pixel 4—specifically the transparent windows—but this update makes the user experience more consistent across all Pixel devices.
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While the Google Assistant redesign will likely roll out to all older Pixel devices over time, it appears to be hitting Pixel 3 phones first, albeit inconsistently; so far only a smattering of users have noticed the update. Just to be sure, I tried installing on my original Pixel XL and didn’t notice any change yet.
What's Inside Google's November Android 10 Update
Google has dropped its November Android 10 update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4, which is funny given that Samsung apparently beat Google to the punch on this one—an unexpected move. If you’re using one of Google’s flagship phones, there’s no reason for you not to update to the latest version of Android 10. Not only does it fix bugs and patch holes, it might add a little functionality, too, depending on what device you’re using. Before we get to what’s in the update, let’s go over how to install it. Open up your app drawer by swiping up from the bottom of the display, and tap on Settings.
Google made some big changes to Google Assistant on the Pixel 4. With Google 's latest Also, Google Assistant now takes up much less screen real estate on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. According to several Reddit users (via 9to5 Google ), the new- look Google Assistant is now showing
Phone : Google Phone or Google Phone Port: If your phone is not compatible with the Play Store Many phones use Google Assistant by default, while others use a manufacturer’s proprietary AI helper Now, for the fun part: making your phone look and work like a Pixel (or as close to it as we can). Open the .APK file on your phone to sideload the app. After the installation is complete
You might want to try opting into the app’s beta(the link can also be used to opt-out if you run into any issues after installing the beta). After you’ve accepted the terms and joined the beta, you can either wait for Google Play to update the Google Assistant app, or you can . With luck, this should be the fastest method for getting the Google Assistant UI tweaks, if you don’t want to wait for Google to roll it out to your device.
Use Google Assistant To Buy Movie Tickets Quickly .
Android users can now have Google Assistant buy movie tickets and reserve seats for them, thanks to a new Google Duplex feature that makes it possible for the AI to access and navigate Chrome webpages on its own—much like how the Duplex AI allows Google Assistant to call restaurants or hotels for reservations on your behalf. At launch, the feature supports more than 70 movie theatre chains like AMC and MJR Theatres, and ticket-buying services such as Fandango or Movietickets.com—even if they don’t have an app or if their websites aren’t normally configured for mobile browsers.