Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Google adds Chromecast control to Assistant on smartphones

Google unbundles Android battery app and pushes it to the Play Store Google wants to make video calls from your Android phone a lot easier
Cecilia Poole | 14 October, 2017, 00:37

But the AirPods, Apple's truly wireless earbuds, seem to still be fully functional with products from other platforms, specifically Android smartphones.

You're now able to download and sideload the 5.1 version of the Google Camera Android app which will come pre-installed on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with the app being originally shared by Android Police.

If you and the person you're video calling are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, your video calls will be routed through the carrier's ViLTE service. In other cases, including if only one person is on ViLTE, Google Duo is used to connect the video call to other Google Duo users.

We aren't sure what took Google so long to make this feature available, but either way, we're thrilled that it's finally here to use.

When the Google Assistant was officially announced, many looked at it as a beefed up and more personal version of Google Now. It provides you with general information about your battery and how you are using it. I don't have a Nexus phone to test it, but XDA does mention it will work fine on a 1st-generation Pixel phone. This was a predictive virtual assistant that the company had been working on for quite a while and even released a new feature for it called Google Now on Tap, before replacing the system in favor of Assistant.

You can download AirpodsforGA from the Google Play Store for free.

The new camera app delivers a handful of interface changes, as well as a Motion Photos and Face Retouching; however, which of these you will find functioning in the app is hard to say.

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