Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Here are some Google Assistant updates coming to Google hardware

Google Home Hub - Google Assistant With A Display Google Home Hub is all about simplifying the smart home experience
Sandy Mccarthy | 12 October, 2018, 19:45

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we're recapping the big Made by Google event that went down this week!

Samsung has launched a few sly digs at the brand new Google Pixel phone on Twitter. Here it is next to the smaller Pixel 3. Catch up in four minutes with this video! You obviously can't transmit video without a camera in the Home Hub, but you can however still see video from users making a video call.

Google's launch of the Home Hub smart display isn't just a one-off product launch. However, at some point in the future most (if not all) of these updates will roll out to capable Android devices.

Google today, October 9, has introduced a new device Home Hub, which will have cameras and the ability to install apps. The company has now announced a bunch of new Assistant features that will be rolled out soon.

You'll be able to do things like setting timers or reminders without using your PIN or fingerprint, as you now have to. For more specialized settings, that may be necessary.

Users can interact with the Home Hub as though any other Google Assistant smart speaker, with the addition of visual displays for viewing photos, playing video and more. The cheapest third-party Google smart display is Lenovo's 8-inch model at $200, but the Google Home Hub is undercutting this device by fifty bucks.

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W Series chief executive Catherine Bond Muir said: "There are just too few women competing in single-seater series at the moment". No woman has scored a point in F1, although Italian Lella Lombardi scored a half point in the shortened 1975 Spanish Grand Prix.

You can now use Google Assistant to create multi-room audio using your smart speakers, which includes the Google Home Hub. As you can see from the image above, you can use it to guide you through cooking something.

It's definitely odd to see Google develop an entire ecosystem for third-party Assistant smart displays, and then use something else for its own device. Now it has started rolling out a revamped Google Home app for both iOS and Android users. The redesigned app has many new bundles added over it.

All previous "smart displays" with Google Assistant are almost identical under the hood.

Customers on a slightly tighter budget can opt for the iD Mobile network, which is offering the Google Pixel 3 with 1GB data for £28.99 per month and an upfront cost of £299.99 and the Google Pixel 3 XL with 1GB for £28.99 per month and a £399.99 upfront cost. While we wait for those extensive comparisons, there are already some interesting morsels that have been trickling out since Google's press conference last week.

It's very clear - despite the hilarious objections from Samsung - that Google loves the new Pixel 3 smartphones and thinks you will love them as well.

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