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Google Assistant No Longer Needs Every ‘Hey’ and ‘OK’

Google Assistant doesn’t need any introduction here. Google has rolled out the new conversation feature in this AI- based voice assistant. This new feature will be functional on Google Home, Google Home Max and Google Home Mini. Presently, only US will enjoy his feature and soon it will be rolled out in other countries.  

The announcement of Continued Conversion feature has been first done at Google I/O 2018, an annual developers’ conference of Google. Well, after you enable this feature, the microphone of your device will reopen every time to listen up to the next question after every response. Obviously, now there is no need to say ‘Hey Google’ every time to ask follow-up question as it has been eliminated now. This simply means you will have a more natural conversation with your beloved Google Assistant.   

Google explained about this new feature stating that to activate the Assistant, you need to say ‘Hey Google’, ‘Ok Google’ or press the trigger. But now, after turning on the optional settings, for a long time, the Assistant will remain active and follow every question even without hearing the usual ‘Hey Google’ from you. And, in the end, when you want to stop the conversation, you can simply say ‘Stop’ or ‘Thank You’. Also, if it detects that there are no further questions as you are not saying anything, then it will get turned off automatically.

The Way to Enable the New Feature of ‘Continued Conversation’

It’s simple to activate this feature. Open Google Assistant App and go to ‘Settings’. Tap on ‘Preferences’. Now click on ‘Continued Conversation’ and hit the toggle. That’s it!

Google also launched the mobile operating system Android P at the conference. Android OS’ next version has got Machine Learning and AI, which are Google’s core strengths.

Google Assistant Soon to be Available on Non-Pixel Smartphones

Google Assistant

Google suggested that it might launch Google Assistant for its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones soon. But now, the feature made its way to non-Pixel users as well. Beta version of the latest Google Search app is now available on Google Play Store. The Beta version also brings the facility to add payment information to Google Assistant on improved offline search, Pixel smartphones and a Lite mode to the app.

The update gets the Google Assistant into action by long press of the home button. Just like now on tap on Pixel smartphones. However, the update is available in Pixel smartphones before.

Google Allo’s New Chatbot Lucky Suggests GIF Images Besides Google Assistant

Google app’s beta update brings the Google’s digital assistant to Nexus 6P (running Android 7.1.1 Nougat) and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow). A dialogue box with the message “New! You just got the Google Assistant” appears on long-press of the home button. The setup process initiates voice training.

Reportedly, more than half of the Android smartphones have received the feature. While the criteria for receiving this feature is unknown now, the further updates of the feature may or may not be available for non-Pixel smartphones.

Furthermore, Google Search app v6.13 update allows users to pay for services with the help of its digital assistant. Google Life mode reformats the web pages to a simpler form and consumes fewer data. An improved offline search and a page of recent search topics are included in the update.

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The Google Search update does have some really serious performance issues as it is a beta version.

Google Allo’s New Chatbot Lucky Suggests GIF Images Besides Google Assistant

google allo chatbot lucky

Recently Google is making updates to its messaging app Google Allo. Now they have introduced a new feature with the name Lucky. This chatbot will help you to find the related GIF images based on your keywords.

This chatbot will provide you cute emoji’s in GIF images. For example, If you typed ‘I love you’ it will give you suggestions of some heart images. It works similarly to Giphy support from slack.

For this lucky feature, the latest version of allo is required. If you want to update then go to the google play store or alternatively, you can also update from third party websites like apkmirror ( which is not advisable )

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Recently Google allo app gets updated with allo themes, chrome custom tabs, self-generated sticker packs, star war themed stickers and more. With this allo messenger app, express yourself more with GIF images, stickers, doodles and emojis.

Here you can respond to the messages without typing a single word. It suggests responses in text and photos in your style. You also have the option to ink the photos with doodles or emojis.

lucky chatbot of allo
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It is very uncomfortable to type all letters in caps and smalls. So with one swipe, you can choose letters should be in caps or smalls.

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You can also meet Google assistant in your allo. It will help you to find nearest restaurants, banks, you can ask in chat, and it will give you response. Up to now 10,000,000-50,000,000 installations are done. This messaging app will support Android versions 4.1 and more.

So users who want to experience this feature grab it from Google play store now.

Google Announced Pixel XL 2.15 GHz Processor and 12.3MP Camera

Google Pixel XL

Google unveiled the first smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL after dropping the brand name Nexus. As reported earlier, Google considered India as one of the launch markets for the smartphone.

Google Pixel launch event held in San Francisco on Tuesday made the platform to unleash these new creations. Google Pixel XL price in India starts at Rs. 67,000 and pre-orders for the phone set to begin 13 October.

Almost all the information leaked ahead of the launch event, and as expected, Pixel XL comes equipped with the Google Assistant. The Google Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display of 2560×1440 pixels resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected screen.

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A 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU powers the phone. The device is available in 2 internal storage variants of 32GB and 128GB with 4 gigs of RAM unit.

Google Pixel XL runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, comes with an imprint fingerprint sensor on the back. The handset sports a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX378 sensor, a large f/2.0 aperture, 1.55-micron pixels, and PDAF. Another 8MP front facing camera is provided with a Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4-micron pixels, and a f/2.4 aperture.

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Interestingly, Google Pixel XL smartphone comes with a 24×7 customer care feature to help to resolve real-time issues on the device. Google has provided a toll-free phone support alongside 54 service centers across 30 cities in India.

The gadget sported with three microphones and a 3.5mm audio jack. Dimensions of the device measure 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm and weighs about 168 grams. Google Pixel XL pack a powerful battery of 3450mAh which would be a perfect sync with the specs sheet.

Google Pixel XL Specs

  • 5.5-inch  (2560×1440 pixels) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB / 128GB internal storage
  • 12.3MP /8MP camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm; Weight: 168g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3450mAh battery

Google Pixel XL comes with good color options Very Silver, Quite Black, and limited edition Really Blue colors. The price for 32GB variants is Rs. 67,000 and Rs. 76,000 for 128 GB variant. Pixel XL smartphone from Google will be available on Flipkart, Croma and Reliance Digital, availability at smaller retailers will be rolled out later.

Google Allo will be Available in Hindi by the end of 2016

Google Allo will be Available in Hindi

Google is going to announce the upcoming feature that is mostly welcomed by the Indian users. Before this, the Google Assistant has launched its Google Allo English-speaking app in India recently.

Today, they announced the details of second language Hindi which they are going to launch by the end of 2016. This means users will be able to converse the Google’s new Al-based Assistant in Hindi.

 Google Assistant is the new Al-based Assistant that was launched earlier this year. Instead of asking pre-programmed questions, now users can able to make a proper conversation with the assistant. If you ask Google a query and then follow up with more questions, the Assistant will automatically read the conversion and reply the correct answer.

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The announcement came after the Google added support for Hinglish (which is a mixture of English and Hindi) for Google Assistant in the Allo messaging app which was launched last week in India. With the upcoming feature, now users can chat with the Al in Hindi as well soon after it released.

“A preview of the Google Assistant will be launched in Hindi by the end of 2016 inside the brand new Allo messaging app. The Google Assistant lets users have a conversation with Google, which can help them get things done,” said by Amit Fulay, Group Product Manager for Allo.

According to the reports, Google’s other new communication effort the video calling with Google Duo App has also got an amazing response from India. Google focused more on going local which helps to increase the number of users.

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Google Allo messaging app is not different than Whatsapp, and moreover, Whatsapp has already supported the Hindi language. But one differentiating point that gives Google Allo an edge over the Whatsapp is that the Al client option that is built right into the app.

Google also estimates that the usage of internet in India has increased more since the years and out of them most will prefer local language. India is the fastest growing internet market in the world.

“Through Allo and its support for Hindi, Google is looking to offer better and more relevant Google experiences for Indians,” the company further said in a statement.