Google rolls out 'Hey Google' hotword to more phones

19 December, 2017, 11:42 | Author: Elena Summers
  • Google rolls out 'Hey Google' hotword to more phones

Some users at Google Pixel forums are reporting that even after they received the notification for the Android 8.1 update, they simply couldn't download it as the all they get is "couldn't download" error.

Google has announced the launch of its voice-based virtual assistant, Google Assistant, for tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow and for older smartphones running Android 5.0 lollipop. "No matter what questions you're asking-whether about local traffic or a local business-your Google Assistant should be able to help".

Since 2013, Android users can access Google Now by saying the hotword "OK Google".

Are you looking to pick up a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL with this new discount?

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Despite all the issues the phones have had, the most significant drawback is their steep price tags. Aside from a few reports of screen issues, there are really no reasons to not pick up this year's Google devices.

Users in Android Police have spotted that affected users reported that their Android 8.1-powered Pixel 2 XL models took about a second longer to unlock their devices through the fingerprint scanner.

In a response to the issue, Orrin Hancock, the Google Community Manager outlined that he would contact specific individuals privately for gain insights on bugs and acquire additional information. The Pixel 2 XL features the same specs with a 6-inch 2560×1440 pOLED display and a 3520mAh battery. Google says a fix is one the way, but it's just one of many problems the Pixel 2 XL has been having.

Google team members have since been compiling bug reports and has acknowledged the issue on its support side. Share your experience in the comments section below.

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