Tuesday, October 20

assistant

Apps & Games, assistant, Google, light bar, News, Pixel

Google testing new Assistant design with Pixel 4 ‘light bar’ on other Android phones

The Pixel 4 series ushered in a revamped, on-device Google Assistant with faster response times and greater capabilities than before. That Assistant update also came with a refreshed design sporting a ‘light bar’ that indicates whether Assistant is listening to users. While the revamped Assistant hasn’t come to other phones yet, 9to5Google reports that the search giant is testing a new Assistant design with the light bar on some Pixel and non-Pixel phones. The changes appear to be mostly aesthetic and bring Assistant on other phones in-line with what the Pixel 4 is doing. Currently, when you activate Google Assistant on an Android phone, it opens a white or grey panel (depending on if you’re in dark mode). This panel shows a contro...