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Google brings Assistant Ambient Mode for phones, tablets

Ambient Mode will be available on the upcoming Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab, Nokia 7.2 and 6.2, Google said.

Sep 06, 2019, 15:21 PM IST

Bose adds Google Assistant to its smart speakers

Bose smart speaker owners can now also use Apple AirPlay 2 for simple streaming from Apple devices

Aug 22, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Google Assistant beats Alexa, Siri again on smartphones

In its annual test, research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures found that Google Assistant understood every single query and answered correctly 92.9 per cent of the time.

Aug 19, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Soon, Google Assistant can read WhatsApp texts

Google Assistant has long had the option to read outs SMS messages aloud, but that has not done much good if for conversations lived in third-party apps.

Aug 06, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Will take action on those listening to your conversations: Google

The reaction came after reports surfaced that third-party contractors working for Google are recording and secretly listening to users' bedroom conversations via Google Assistant on smartphones, home speakers and security cameras.

Jul 12, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Google introduces special features to Search, Assistant for updates on ICC Cricket World Cup

You can explore the tournament table, stats, and upcoming matches right in Google Search by searching ICC Cricket World Cup in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, or Urdu.

Jun 05, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

Google Assistant can now read your work calendar

Assistant integration for the G Suite Calendar app applies for both mobile as well as desktop users.

Apr 11, 2019, 18:12 PM IST

Google Assistant's 'Continued Conversations' feature reaching Smart Displays

The feature was first rolled out for only audio to Google Home, Home Mini and Home Max products.

Mar 11, 2019, 14:00 PM IST

Google 'really really' wants to know why Indians keep asking Google Assistant to marry

'Because I want to listen a yes sometime.'

Jan 30, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Google Assistant rolled out to Google Maps for Android, iOS

You will just need to say “Hey Google, take me home,” to open Google Maps and get help from your Assistant on your journey.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:10 PM IST

Google Assistant to soon predict flight delays on smartphones

To help with the increase in delayed flights, the Google Assistant will now show predicted flight delays, too.

Dec 19, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

Talk to Google Home smart speaker in Hindi now

The feature will help many users take Google Assistant's help for daily commute to listening to their favourite music.

Nov 01, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Google Assistant gets a new interface for phones

The make-over gives developers and brands new tools to utilise touchscreen within "Assistant" itself.

Oct 04, 2018, 14:54 PM IST

Google Assistant to now read 'good news' of the day

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices at your home.

Aug 22, 2018, 10:55 AM IST

Ask Google Assistant to make video calls with Duo

The feature would enable users to make video calls from their phones, contacts and messages apps using the mobile video chat app.

Jul 24, 2018, 17:39 PM IST

Google Assistant now gives snapshot of your day

The new feature is expected to reach to Android and iOS devices in a week`s time in all the languages supported by the Google Assistant.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

Google assigning random colours to 8 Assistant voices

Google seems to be trying to avoid using only a female-sounding name and voice. 

Jul 11, 2018, 15:34 PM IST

Google invests $22 mn in feature phone OS, KaiOS

KaiOS powers feature phones from Nokia, Micromax and JioPhones.

Jun 29, 2018, 18:22 PM IST

Alexa, Google Assistant to be integrated in XBox One

The new gaming console is expected to come with a new "Digital Assistants" menu for users to choose from Alexa, Google Assistant and Cortana to control the device using voice commands with.

Jun 04, 2018, 12:45 PM IST

Google Assistant becomes smarter, to get six new voices

The feature would be rolled it out to all users this month.

May 09, 2018, 11:44 AM IST