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Google Assistant lands on older Android phones

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Google Assistant has been available on recent Android phones for a while. However, that still puts it out out of reach of many Android users when a whopping 46.5 percent of active Android users are running a version older than Marshmallow. To help address this, Google is making Assistant available on devices running Android Lollipop. If you're still rocking an older phone, you'll get the same AI helper as a shiny new handset.


Google finally gives more Android phones their own Assistant

Mashable

Google is rolling out its personal AI Google Assistant to users with phones running older versions of its Android OS, finally giving more people the voice-controlled smart features that are becoming a hallmark of the platform.


Google Pixel Buds Update Finally Includes Double Tap To Skip Tracks

International Business Times

The Google Pixel Buds are getting some useful features. Soon, users of the Pixel Buds wireless earphones will be able to take advantage of new features that can be easily done with just a couple of taps. Google is adding three features in the latest update to the Pixel Buds. The first feature is an easy way to turn the Pixel Buds on and off. To do this, users will simply have to triple tap on the right earbud.


Android P rumor suggests Google's Pixel 3 could have an iPhone X-style notch

PCWorld

Now that Google makes its own phones, Android updates often contain clues about what to expect in the next model. We may have just gotten a huge one about what to expect in the Pixel 3: a camera notch.


Google Pixel Sounds Like the Android Phone of Our Dreams

WIRED

It's fitting, in a way, that Google's new Pixel phone resembles the iPhone. Apple's world-changing gadget is the very device Google is aiming for with. The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are meant to be the best, most powerful, most unified Android phones ever. They have best-in-class specs, best-in-class design, best-in-class everything. And for the first time, Google seems to want you to buy one.