Google Assistant Enters Beta Testing in South Korea

Looks like Google is set to beat Samsung by launching a Korean version before Samsung manages to put together an English version of their AI, Bixby. The Android Soul reports that Google is working with Google Local Guides (people who actively contribute to Maps) to test Google Assistant. I am unable to translate the content [...]

Google Releases Two New Google Home Commercials

Don't ask me anything about the timing of these two new TV ads for Google Home. A certain company released their smart speaker couple of days ago, but I am assuming that these videos have nothing to do with that. Google Home Can Make You Feel Like A Celebrity Don't believe me? watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcZC-rcYrc How Do [...]

You Can Now Pre-order Google Home In Canada

Google Home is crossing the borders from the USA and entering Canada. According to this official announcement, Google is currently accepting pre-orders for Google Home in Canada. Google Assistant In English and French Before crossing the borders, Google Assistant added French as one of the supported languages. According to this official Help Center article, Google [...]

Caséta Wireless Now Supports Google Assistant

Connected lights from  Caséta Wireless now supports Google Assistant. As their official page puts it, your talking encyclopedia, personal DJ and 24/7 assistant is now a voice-activated light control for your entire home. Smart Bridge with HomeKit which enables control of lights, shades, and temperature with Lutron App can now take instructions via Google Assistant. Here [...]

Google Assistant Launcher Brings Google Assistant To Android 5.0+

We already discussed a non-root way to get Google Assistant on Android 5.0+ devices. Here is an easier way to do this, thanks to a Google Assistant launcher put together by XDA Senior Member Jovic77. As an added bonus, this launcher lets you launch Google Assistant when you long press your home button. The previous method did [...]

Enable Google Assistant On Android Lollipop 5.0 Without Root Access

Google officially supports the Assistant only on devices with Android 6.0 or above. If you have an Android 5.0 Lollipop phone however, you are out of luck. However, there is a workaround. XDA Member Nikhilkumar038 has demonstrated a way to get the Assistant on Android 5.0 phones, without the root access. The workaround involves using the [...]

Win Up To $10,000 From Google For Making Assistant Actions

Google is not (always) interested in small products. They are chasing moonshots. They want to build platforms. They want Google Assistant also to be such a platform. They want it everywhere. They want it to be able to do all kind of actions for users. What do you need for that? More developer participation. More third party [...]

The Easiest Way To Access Google Assistant Settings

The way I used to open Google Assistant's settings page is by launching the app and then tapping the briefcase-in-a-blue-circle icon and then tapping Settings from the menu. Recently, I figured out an easier way to open settings. Just say: Show me settings to the Assistant. This commands takes you directly into Google Assistant's Settings [...]