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TechnologyGoogle is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant

10:35  29 july  2019
10:35  29 july  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Google 's Voice Search has been around in one form or another for many years, and works in more languages than Assistant . The change is only appearing on some phones, but could be coming in a phased rollout to others later on. Engadget has reached out to Google for confirmation.

Google is phasing out Voice Search in favor of its more powerful (and potentially intrusive) Assistant . The Twilight Garden rolls out as a free update.

The familiar microphone icon in Google's search bar might soon be a thing of the past, according to some recent changes spotted by 9 to 5 Google. On some phones, Google's old-school "Voice Search," with the prompt "Say 'Hey Google,'" has been replaced by the four-dot Assistant logo and the term "Ask your Assistant." As a reminder, that's just like the one at the bottom of Google's Pixel launcher. It still opens the same interface as before, but the search is now performed by Assistant and displays the results in a slide-up card.

Google is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant

Google's Voice Search has been around in one form or another for many years, and works in more languages than Assistant. However, Google clearly wants users to embrace Assistant instead so that they have a similar experience across multiple devices -- whether they be smart speakers or smartphones. The change is only appearing on some phones, but could be coming in a phased rollout to others later on. Engadget has reached out to Google for confirmation.

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Microsoft, Google team up to let Google Assistant control the Xbox One .
Xbox users could already control their console with Amazon's Alexa or Microsoft's own Cortana, now they can also use the Google Assistant .In respective blogposts, the two tech giants announced that they are beginning a beta of the new functionality Thursday. The integration is similar to what has been offered with other voice assistants, allowing you to turn the Xbox on or off, open apps or games on the console, take screenshots, record game clips, control play/pause and adjust the volume.

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