Google Reportedly Rolls Back Gboard’s Enhanced Voice Typing for Some Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 Users

Google is reportedly pulling back the “enhanced voice typing” feature from the Gboard app for some Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 smartphone users. The new feature on the Gboard app allowed Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 users to dictate text and use other voice commands with Google Assistant for an enhanced typing experience. The Gboard feature that was first spotted back in August this year was rolling out to select users earlier this week. As Google is rolling back the enhanced voice typing upgrade, some Pixel 5 and Pixel…

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Gboard for Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4 Models Gets ‘Enhanced Voice Typing,’ Here’s How it Works

The Gboard application for Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 models is getting a new update that brings “enhanced voice typing” experience. According to 9to5Google, the rollout of the update appears to be in a staggered manner, and more users are expected to receive the feature in the coming days. The report adds that the enhanced voice typing appears to be under development as some features do not fully work. In case the enhanced voice typing feature is available, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 (including Pixel 4a) users will see…

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Is Apple Speeding Up Search Engine Development As Google Comes Under Increased Antitrust Scrutiny?

Apple may be stepping up efforts to develop its own search engine. This comes as Google is under increased scrutiny by antitrust regulators in the US, which could at some point jeopardize the agreement that Apple and Google have to keep the Google Search engine as default on the Safari browser on Apple iPhone. With its own search engine, as well as existing agreements that also see Microsoft Bing, Yahoo! and DuckDuckGo available as search engines on Safari, Apple hopes to have an alternative system in place just in case…

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Samsung’s Bixby Virtual Assistant Is Getting a Refreshed Look With New Home, Microphone Buttons

Image source: Reddit/ u/MehdiMa0507 The revamped Bixby is reportedly rolling out with both One UI 2.1 and One UI 2.5 and is appears to be available to select users in Germany. News18.com Last Updated: October 27, 2020, 17:37 IST FOLLOW US ON: Samsung’s proprietary virtual assistant, Bixby is reportedly getting a fresh look along with a bunch of new buttons. According to a Reddit user who carries the username u/MehdiMa0507, the revamped Bixby comes with new icons and cleaner UI that was spotted on the Galaxy Note 10+. The updated…

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Ok Google, Let Us Get The Smart Speaker Party Started

It had been a while. Four years, to be specific. That is when Google launched the Google Home speaker. In the time since, Google has updated the Home Mini to the Nest Mini (2nd gen), added the Google Nest Hub smart display, and globally, also the Google Home Max. But specifically, the Google Home and its succession remained somewhat neglected. In this time, Amazon updated the better sounding Echo and the Echo Plus, with it culminating in the merging of the two with the latest refresh. Someone who wanted to…

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Spotify Will Now Let Users Play Podcasts Through Google Assistant As Well

Spotify has now added the ability to play podcasts via commands from Google Assistant. The Swedish music streaming platform released a statement to announce the development. The statement said that to date, users have been able to ask Google Assistant to play their top songs and music-filled playlists on Spotify. Now, the company is expanding that feature to include podcasts. All users need to do is say “Ok Google, play…” and follow it up with any podcast name to start listening on Spotify. Spotify further said that users can now…

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Google Smart Displays Are Getting A New Interface, Touch Controls With Latest Update

Google is enhancing the functionality on its Assistant smart displays with a new update. Starting this week, smart displays like the Nest Hub will get a new home screen with new touch functionalities, a dark theme, and multiple account support for calendar events. The biggest change among these is the home screen, which goes away from the single-page horizontal list of notifications and cards. The new home screen interface on Google smart displays will now be divided into five sections – Time of Day, Home Control, Media, Communicate, and Discover.…

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Google Assistant Voice Control Is Soon Coming to 2020 Samsung Smart TV Lineup

Samsung’s smart TV lineup from this year is getting Google Assistant voice control support, Samsung announced on Thursday. According to the company, the feature is currently available to 2020 Samsung TV owners in the US but will soon reach users in other countries as well. The list of TV models that are getting the voice control support includes 8K and 4K QLED TV models, the 2020 Crystal UHD TV, the 2020 Frame and Serif TV models, and lastly, the 2020 Sero and Terrace TVs. Although the Samsung TV models come…

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How to Watch Live Stream

Google is hosting its this year’s developers’ event on October 15 at 12PM PT(October 16, 12:30AM IST). The search giant is calling the upcoming event Google ‘Search On,’ therefore, indicating the company’s focus on its search engine and more. Every year, Google hosts I/O, its multi-day developers’ conference that allows Google developers to connect with others as well as serves as a launching point for the company to showcase new products and services. This year, Google cancelled the I/O event owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, Google hosted…

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Google Announces Cross-App Security Alerts, Guest Mode for Assistant in Safe Browsing Push

Google has also made it easier to check if your account is safe. Google also announced a Guest Mode for its Google Assistant which will refrain Google from saving your interactions with the Assistant. News18.com Last Updated: October 8, 2020, 12:09 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Google has recently been dedicated towards enhancing its safety and privacy features for users. Most recently, the company has announced that it will start sending alerts to users if there is a security issue with their Google account. The…

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At Rs 3,499 This Completely Shames Smart Speakers That Cost 2X More

Smart speakers are very much in vogue. The essentials of a modern home. And a potential barometer for smarter life choices. You get to choose which corner you wish to be in. Set up your smart home experience around Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant or rely on the Google Assistant in the Google Home and Google Nest line-up of smart speakers. A bit like the Android vs iOS and Windows vs macOS debates we have had for ages, though perhaps not in that intensity. Just yet. Amazon has an extensive line-up…

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Google’s Introduces New Feature That Will Hold Customer Care Calls for You

Image for representation. Google’s new Hold for Me feature will use Google’s Duplex Technology to recognise hold music and understand the difference between a recorded message and a human. News18.com Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 11:46 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Ever stayed on hold for too long while trying to reach customer care? We’ve all been there. The ‘call hold’ is arguably the most dreaded thing about contacting any toll-free customer support number. At times, people stay on hold for hours and still not…

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