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Technology Google's Pixel 4 may invoke Assistant when you raise the phone

19:50  05 october  2019
19:50  05 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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

Google Assistant on Pixel 4 may handle calls while you're on hold 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. This might not be available the moment the Pixel 4 is ready, however.

It' s not that difficult to invoke Google Assistant on most Pixel phones , whether it' s saying "hey Google ," squeezing the sides or making an on-screen It' s not clear if this will be enabled by default, or how Google might prevent accidental Assistant use outside of requiring specific timing (will it

The Made by Google flagships could feature an interesting way to launch that next-generation Assistant : raise to talk. Starting with 2017’ s Pixel 2 After lifting your phone up, asking a question or issuing a command will invoke Assistant . Your speech has to come immediately after the raise or

It's not that difficult to invoke Google Assistant on most Pixel phones, whether it's saying "hey Google," squeezing the sides or making an on-screen gesture. With the Pixel 4, however, it might become downright trivial. A 9to5Googlereport claims the upcoming device will let you start Assistant commands just by raising your device and starting to speak. You'd just have to do what comes instinctively to ask about the weather or turn on some lights.

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It's not clear if this will be enabled by default, or how Google might prevent accidental Assistant use outside of requiring specific timing (will it inadvertently react to an ongoing conversation, for example?). The apparent leak also doesn't indicate whether or not raise to talk would be available on launch. Other rumored Assistant features, like the ability to take over calls while you're on hold, are believed to be too rough around the edges to be ready for launch. If this is accurate, however, Google will lean heavily on Assistant upgrades to sell the Pixel 4 in addition to its hardware tricks.

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