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How to replace Bixby Voice with Google Assistant on your Galaxy S8

Replace Bixby with Google Assistant in a jiffy! When it comes to having a pocket assistant for your Galaxy S8 not everyone is sold on using Bixby Voice. If you prefer using Google Assistant, or you want to give a different assistant a try, then there are a few things you’ll need to do. The Galaxy S8 has a dedicated button to map Bixby, along with voice commands. However, there are a few things you can do to replace Bixby Voice with Google Assistant. How to disable Bixby Voice How…

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Google Assistant stops working for some Android Wear users

A bad Google app update has caused the Assistant to stop working for some users. Among the wearables competition, Android Wear has a few things going for it. There are a plethora of unique options from super rugged watches to dressier options. Another advantage is the seamless integration with Android smartphones and the ability to access Google Assistant on your wrist. At least, in theory. Android Police is reporting that following a recent Google app update, Google Assistant on Android Wear devices can’t do anything except return basic web searches….

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Two platforms, one house: Choosing between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

I have a Google Home and Amazon Dot in my house, and their core differences are making it difficult to choose between a connected ecosystem. I live in a multi-platform household. It’s incredibly jarring at times, particularly when I find myself unable to choose between platforms. Do I stick to Google and its Assistant, because my devices are all Google-born and tied to the search engine’s services? Or do I finally decide to make full use of my annual subscription to Amazon Prime? This is the conundrum I face. I’m…

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The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant

Android Google Assistant is probably coming to the LG G6 for these reasons. The LG G6 is almost certainly going to have Google Assistant, according to a teaser released by the company this week. The company is spending the weeks before its MWC-based announcement hyping up particular aspects of its flagship. We’ve already learned that the phone will be waterproof, and have a screen with very slim bezels, and now there’s reason to believe Google Assistant — or some form of artificial intelligence — will be included. Image: ZDNet One…

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New Home Control section in Google Assistant makes the Pixel way more useful

Android Google Assistant is starting to look more like an assistant. If you have a Google Home or use the Nest or WeMo app on your Pixel, you probably already have a setting for Home Control in Google Assistant. With the latest Google app suite, everyone will see the same thing and know that Google Assistant can do more than tell you the weather or recite a poem. The Home Control section is where you can add native support for products from Nest, Philips Hue lamps, WeMo devices and accessories,…

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Here's how Google Assistant works on Android Wear 2.0

Android The Pixel and Google Home are the best implementations of Google Assistant, while the Android Wear version still acts like it’s in its nascent stages. It’s everyone’s vision for the future, right? Talking into an electronic wrist watch to command your every whim. Well, I hate to break it to you, but we’re still not there yet — especially not if we’re using Android Wear as the example. Sure, Android Wear 2.0 is the best version of Android’s wearable operating system to come forth thus far. And yes, Google…

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