Technology Google Assisstant finally works on Pixel C tablets

05:55  11 april  2018
05:55  11 april  2018 Source:   Engadget

Meet Xiaomi's intelligent assistant

  Meet Xiaomi's intelligent assistant With a video posted on the internet, the Chinese smartphone producer has unveiled a new intelligent smartphone assistant, christened Xiao Ai, which is similar to Google Assistant and Siri.  Like other assistants, Xiao Ai enables users to issue vocal commands to applications on the smartphone, access contextualized data, and control automated home appliances (produced by Xiaomi). Xiaomi is not the first smartphone producer to develop its own assistant as an alternative to Google.

It’s been a few months since Google debuted the Pixel C Android tablet , warmly received by fans of the Google brand. The big G has been extra careful with this product, especially after the lukewarm reviews of the Nexus 9. Today we learn that the slate is finally reaching stores next week.

Say hello to the first-ever Android tablet built by Google . It's the Pixel C , and just like how the Chromebook Pixel was the creme de la creme of Chromebooks Command Nest's security system with Google Assistant .

a laptop computer© Provided by Engadget

Google Assistant has been available on Pixel phones from the get-go and has spread to virtually every device that's even vaguely capable of handling it, but there has been a glaring exception: the Pixel C. Yes, while other Android tablets have had the AI helper for a while, Google's own slate has gone without. That glaring omission might not exist for much longer: Pixel C owners have reported that their devices now have Assistant access. Google Lens isn't accessible (unsurprising when it only just started reaching non-Pixel handsets), but you can use Assistant in landscape where other tablets require portrait mode.

Alexa hands-free mode is available on Fire 7 and 8 HD tablets

  Alexa hands-free mode is available on Fire 7 and 8 HD tablets If you own an Amazon Fire 7 or Fire 8 HD (2017) tablet, then you're in luck because your device just gained a new feature. If your device is connected to power and/or the screen is in use, you can use the device for smart home voice control thanks to Alexa. The software update that will enable the hands-free Alexa feature is currently rolling out to devices.If you have a PIN or password set on the device, you must unlock it to enable all Alexa hands-free features. You can also opt to disable all of these features (or control whether it works while the device is password locked) in the Alexa settings menu.

Google launched Assistant over a year ago with the original Pixel phones, but it expanded to more Starting now, Assistant is coming to more phones and ( finally ) tablets . I installed Assistant enabler from XDA on my old Asus Lollipop tablet , everything works normal aside from missing screen search.

allow the more tech-savvy among us to get the intelligent PA working on any Android device running 7.0 It’s finally coming to Android tablets , as well as a number of even older phones. running it will already have Assistant – but you’d assume that Google ’s own Pixel C tablet will be getting it, too.

Google confirmed to Engadget that the deployment started today.

It's not certain why it took so long for the Pixel C to get Assistant, but it's certainly not the widest audience available. The tablet is relatively old, having launched in 2015. And while Google didn't provide sales data during the tablet's two-year sales run, it's safe to say it didn't sell in huge numbers. Google wants to make Assistant as widely available as possible, and that means targeting the largest user bases first.

Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones .
You need a Pixel or Nexus to ditch the USB cable in your car.Wireless, smartphone-based in-car interfaces have been slow in coming regardless of which smartphone you use. Apple's CarPlay has supported wireless connections for longer, but it's still not nearly as common as its wired counterpart. Still, this is an important step. Car manufacturers and electronics companies may be more likely to add wireless support knowing that there's a wider variety of compatible handsets.

Source: http://ca.pressfrom.com/news/technology/-70167-google-assisstant-finally-works-on-pixel-c-tablets/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!