Google app for Android has recently got a new update. The latest update (V8.6) brings in some minor tweaks and a big namedrop. For starters, the previously introduced Your People screen has got a few changes and the Google Assistant for Households will now provide an in-depth detail about your contacts.
Google App latest update (V8.6): Here’s what’s new
Added lock screen options for the Google Pixel Buds
If you own a pair of the Google Pixel Buds, the latest Google app update has something in it for you. The app now gives you the ability to enable or disable the responses from the Google Assistant when the device’s lock screen is active.
A redesigned keyboard icon
The keyboard icon in the Google Assistant has got a subtle design makeover. Both the keyboard and the lens icon at the bottom of the assistant are a bit darker now. Though not a big change, it is something worth mentioning.
“Your people” is now more elaborate
Last month, Google added a new “your people” screen in the Google Assistant app. Till now, the feature was fairly limited. The source code of the latest Google app beta shows that the feature is going to get more contextual now, thereby giving us a choice to remember a contact’s phone number, address, email, and birthday.
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_phone”>Phone: %1$s</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_address”>Address: %1$s</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_birthday”>Birthday: %1$s</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_email”>Email: %1$s</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_forget_dialog”>This will remove any details you\’ve asked your Assistant to remember about %1$s</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_forget_dialog_title”>Forget these details?</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_your_people_forget_menu_option”>Forget these details</string>
<string name=”assistant_settings_contact_list_introduction”>This is what you\’ve asked your Assistant to remember about people you know.</string>
The best thing worth mentioning here is the Dragon Glass. It is rather unclear as of now as to what the feature does. That said, it is there in the beta build and we are sure to receive further intel on it pretty soon.
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