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TechnologyGoogle Assistant on Pixel 4 may handle calls while you're on hold

21:35  08 september  2019
21:35  08 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

One of the Pixel 4’s most exciting new features was a total mystery until now

One of the Pixel 4’s most exciting new features was a total mystery until now Google is likely to unveil the Pixel 4 series in early October, just like it did with the previous three generations, but the phones are hardly well-kept secrets. As we've seen time and time again with earlier models, a variety of Pixel 4 leaks has revealed several details about the handset. But, in a first for the company, Google actually confirmed some of the Pixel 4’s signature features, such as the dual-lens primary camera and rear design of the phone, as well as the 3D face recognition front camera system and new Project Soli radar-based gestures.

According to a reliable source familiar with the company’s plans, Google Assistant on Pixel 4 will be able to step in for you while you ’ re on hold during a phone call . It’s the latest feature Google is adding to make the day-to-day phone experience better on the Pixel using supplemental Assistant smarts…

Having to be put on hold while calling a business is annoying, and having to listen to barely-recognizable music for an A source told 9to5 Google that a software features is in development for the Pixel 4 , which will allow Google Assistant to listen to a call hold and let you know when it ends.

Google Assistant's ability to handle phone calls may extend beyond booking appointments. A 9to5Googlesource claims Assistant on the upcoming Pixel 4 will have the option of taking over when you're on hold, bringing you back when another human answers. You'd only have to tap a button to ignore the hold music and get things done. It's not clear if this will also skip the canned "your call is very important to us" messages, but that's certainly the dream -- you wouldn't be jolted back into the call until an actual service rep was there to help.

Google Assistant on Pixel 4 may handle calls while you're on hold

This might not be available the moment the Pixel 4 is ready, however. The on-hold feature is relatively young, according to the source, and might only appear at an announcement as a teaser of what's in the pipeline. There's also no mention of whether or not the feature would extend to other Android phones, although Duplex reservations eventually made their way to non-Pixel devices. The Pixel 4 limitation may just be a matter of giving fans early access to a feature before it's ready for broader availability.

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Have you ever made a call to a business only to be put on hold ? Sometimes this can take a long That being said, despite this being a Pixel 4 feature, it might not necessarily launch with the device. The publication’s sources told them that the feature is still in early development so while it might be

You can still talk with the Google Assistant by touching and holding the Home button on your Instead, you can use the Google Assistant on your lock screen. Learn how to control what On your Android phone or tablet running Android 5.0 and up, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok

If this is authentic, it offers a peek into Google's phone strategy this year: it's backing its usual emphasis on AI wizardry with uncommon hardware features like hands-off gestures and ultra-responsive screens. You might come for the hardware, but stay knowing that you'll have time-saving Assistant features before anyone else.

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