It’s been about a month since the launch of the Google Pixel 4. While it might have fallen short of expectations, the Pixel 4 is no doubt still a technical marvel from Google, boasting an advanced Motion Sense feature, as well as a buttery-smooth native 90Hz refresh rate display.
The latest software update brings a brand-new version of Google Assistant to the Pixel 4 and its predecessors, which aims to streamline a lot of your daily use considerably.
Before, while using Google Assistant is a game-changer in the way you can interact with your smartphone, it usually took up a ton of screen real estate, meaning you’d have to pause whatever you were doing to use it. Now, Google has reduced the size so that it doesn’t really get in the way of your apps, so you’ll be able to multitask a little better.
Getting help from Google Assistant just got much smoother as well, with improvements made to speech processing that allow you to get near-instant responses directly on your phone.
Google Assistant is now a little more intelligent, as it is able to pick up cues and suggest answers based on your questions. For example, if you were to ask about the weather today, it might suggest things like “how about tomorrow?” or pinpoint a specific location for you.
The best part about this update is that this new version of Google Assistant is also now available on the Pixel 3, 3a, and 2. This means that these predecessors will also be getting access to cool new features such as Live Caption and the Recorder app.
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