This week Google announced that its Google Assistant has gained support for a new language. Starting this week on Google Home devices, users of the digital assistant can speak in Spanish and get proper responses to requests thanks to an update. This marks another milestone for Google and the progress it has made with Google Assistant in just a few years.
Google Assistant keeps on getting better and a new update is in the process of rolling out. Being added is a feature Google demonstrated in May at Google I/O 2018 called ‘Continued Conversation‘. The purpose is to make conversation with your Google Assistant sound and feel more natural.
Earlier this week, it was reported by Windows Central that new digital assistants will arrive on Microsoft’s Xbox One devices. We’re talking about the people’s favorites, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If you own an Xbox One, this should come across as great news.
Best Buy wants you to transition your home into a smart home with its latest set of deals. Purchasing any item or item(s) the retailer has marked as “smart” will get you another smart device for free. The free smart device is a smart speaker in that of the Google Home Mini and will act as the hub of which connects your smart home gear together.
At I/O 2018, Google demonstrated new functions that would soon come to Google Lens. Not all devices would receive the updates, and not all updates were said to roll out right away, but the first batch just reached my phone and many other handhelds as well.
Google’s Pixel Buds have not impressed many since their arrival last fall. To ignite some demand for the Google Assistant ear buds, the accessory is being sold at a $30 discount. This brings the subtotal to $129 from $159, which is the lowest price we’ve seen yet.
Last week, NVIDIA rolled out updates for both the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. It has been quite the wait, but owners of either device will be very glad to know that Android 8.0 can now be installed on these devices including a handful of interface changes and upgrades.
Google’s Pixel Buds have been in need of some improvements. The pair released last year and has received little treatment despite unanimous unfavorable reviews. Google is somewhat aware and now rolling out some upgrades that will add to the audio experience. Here’s what to expect.