Google is planning some new functions and innovations for Assistant on smartphones, some of which have already been announced. Some of the planned changes have just appeared among users and are therefore currently being generally tested. So we’ve created a little overview for you and rounded up the latest six innovations from the past few weeks.
Voice control for more comprehensive applications
Unfortunately, this point is interesting, but it is mainly interesting for the English language. Google did a few days ago announceVoice control of applications will become more comprehensive and is on its way to other applications. It is about controlling individual functions. This should make it possible, for example, to pay a bill using a banking application. Or, resume your last running training after a short break.
Some voice commands can also be used without the word play
It’s supposed to run a small part of Google Apps Delete the important word. Google plans this innovation especially for actions where a user reaction is expected anyway. When the alarm rings, the timer has expired or a call comes in. For this purpose, text modules appeared early in the Google app:
- Skip “Ok Google” if you use quick phrases like “%1$s” or “%2$s” to ring the alarm.
- Skip “Ok Google” if you use quick phrases like “%1$s” or “%2$s” for incoming calls.
- Skip “Ok Google” if you’re using quick phrases like “%1$s” for the run timer.
On My Screen displays more links to visible screen contents
This feature is back. Additional links to all detected content that can be seen on the screen are displayed. This can be other products, names, and topics. This provides the user with a few simple steps.
Drop-down menus are designed to be more space-efficient
Users have discovered new dropdown menus. These areas should cover many topics in Google Assistant and include them in a compact form. What the user wants to see or use, simply opens. This also includes On My Screen mentioned above.
Show less fun and new typeface
Google has always wanted the Assistant’s history to look like a real conversation, and therefore relied on the presentation in speech bubbles. That should be different, the speech bubbles disappear and the font refreshes. Existing voice commands are visually highlighted in a larger, lighter font.
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