Google unveils Assistant Ambient Mode for Android phones, tablets at IFA 2019 Berlin
Google has officially introduced the new Assistant Ambient Mode for Android phones and tablets at IFA 2019 Berlin.
Google has officially introduced the new Assistant Ambient Mode for Android phones and tablets at IFA 2019 Berlin. In a blog on Thursday, Chris Turkstra, Product Management Director, Google Assistant, said "we’re helping you get things done around the house—whether your hands are full in the kitchen, you’re too tired to get up from the couch after a long day or you’re rushing to get out of the door."
You just need to ask the Assistant to play your favourite show, turn off the lights, arm your security system, pre-heat the oven or set the thermostat to 72 degrees.
With the Ambient Mode, you can browse through pictures on Google Photos, control smart home devices, access music playback, see upcoming calendar appointments and more. The blog says, "Google Assistant`s Ambient Mode is a new visual overview that makes it easier to see notifications and reminders, start a playlist and control smart home devices on the lock screen of your device. When you are done, your screen will turn into a personal digital photo frame linked to your Google Photos account to add another personal touch."
"Ambient Mode will be available on the upcoming Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD (when placed in its smart charging station) and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab (when you pop out its handy kickstand), as well as when you start charging your new Nokia 7.2 and 6.2," it added.
Google revealed that Assistant can now start hands-free audio and video calls from within compatible apps, with WhatsApp to start.
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The blog added that with the Assistant now available in more than 30 languages and 80 countries, and all these new devices, you have even more ways to get help, whether you're at home on the go.
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