Google Assistant: News

13 Jul 2024


Customizing Android: How to set or clear default apps

Android users enjoy the flexibility of customizing their devices by setting and clearing default apps.

01 May 2024


Google's Gemini AI app expands to 150 countries, including India

Google has extended the availability of its Gemini AI mobile application to a staggering 150 countries.

17 Apr 2024


Google's Pixel Tablet to get 'Look and Sign' feature

Google is developing a unique feature for its Pixel Tablet, known as "Look and Sign" (LnS).

11 Apr 2024


Amazon ends bonus payments for Alexa developers

Amazon has announced the discontinuation of its paid incentives for Alexa developers, marking the end of the Alexa Developer Rewards Program.

16 Feb 2024


This Pixel-exclusive feature may soon come to other Android smartphones

Google Labs is currently experimenting with a feature called "Talk to a live representative," according to the X user Sterling (@GreenShades9).

09 Feb 2024


Gemini has access to these Google Assistant features: Check list

Gemini, on Android, offers some key Google Assistant features by directing commands.

03 Feb 2024


Samsung smart TVs to lose Google Assistant starting March

Samsung has revealed that starting March 1, 2024, Google Assistant will no longer be accessible on its smart TVs due to a shift in Google's policy, per its support page.

29 Jan 2024


Here's when Pixel smartphone users will get Assistant with Bard

Google announced Assistant with Bard in October during the Pixel 8 series launch event.

12 Jan 2024


Google Assistant to lose 17 features: Check complete list

Google has revealed plans to eliminate 17 "underused" features from the Google Assistant. The goal is to streamline the platform and enhance user experience.

05 Jan 2024


OpenAI's ChatGPT may soon replace Google Assistant on Android phones

OpenAI's ChatGPT might soon give Google Assistant a run for its money as the go-to digital assistant on Android phones.

26 Oct 2023

Smart TV

Haier launches 4K OLED TVs starting at Rs. 1.59 lakh

Haier has introduced its C11 OLED TV line-up in India, featuring 55-inch and 65-inch models.

24 Oct 2023


Google Assistant on Pixels can now screen urgent incoming calls

Google is bringing an innovative feature for Google Assistant on Pixel smartphones that lets users ask if an incoming call from a contact is urgent.

19 Oct 2023


How to create Google Assistant shortcuts on Wear OS smartwatches

Google has rolled out a new tile for Google Assistant on Wear OS smartwatches, making it easier for users to access their favorite commands.

01 Aug 2023


How Google plans to supercharge Assistant using generative AI 

In the era of ChatGPT and Bard, virtual assistants have seemingly lost their value.

09 Jun 2023


Xiaomi OLED Vision TV is nearly 60% cheaper: Check deal

Xiaomi is expanding its presence in the Indian television market, taking on rival brands such as Samsung, Sony, TCL, OnePlus, and LG.

How will voice assistants fare against AI chatbots in future

Generative AI is the talk of the town. AI chatbots that can answer questions and complete tasks with alacrity have caught the imagination of everyone.

25 Dec 2022


Boult Rover smartwatch introduced in India: Should you buy?

India-based Boult has made its latest smartwatch, called the Boult Rover, available for purchase.

02 Sep 2022


#DealOfTheDay: Sony's premium Bluetooth speaker is available with 50% discount

A good Bluetooth speaker can bring high-quality, full-range audio into your room by establishing a wireless connection with your smartphone or TV or other compatible gadgets.

31 Jul 2022

Amazon Alexa

PTron Tangent Duo neckband, with 24-hour playback, launched in India

PTron has introduced the new Tangent Duo wireless Bluetooth neckband in India. The earphones are up for grabs via Amazon.

25 Jul 2022


Sony BRAVIA XR-A80K smart TV launched in India: Check price

Sony has launched the BRAVIA XR-A80K as its latest smart TV in India.

23 Jul 2022

Latest Tech News

Fire-Boltt Visionary smartwatch launched in India: Check price and features

The Fire-Boltt Visionary smartwatch has been introduced in India officially.

21 Jul 2022


#DealOfTheDay: Echo Buds (2nd Gen) available at Rs. 6,500 discount

Amazon has made its Echo devices available for purchase with steep discounts, ahead of its upcoming Prime Day sale.

11 Jul 2022


#DealOfTheDay: This robotic vacuum cleaner is cheaper by Rs. 45,000

Amazon's best-seller ECOVACS DEEBOT U2 PRO robotic vacuum cleaner is currently available for purchase with a massive discount. In fact, with this deal, you can get one for under Rs. 20,000.

06 May 2022


Google Assistant can now automatically change your compromised passwords

A Google Assistant feature that automates the process of changing passwords that have been compromised is getting a wider release, according to Android Police.

30 Jun 2021

Shashi Tharoor

Google admits that employees listen to some 'Ok Google' queries

We previously reported that a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology had summoned executives of Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Google to discuss the safety of citizens and their rights online.

15 May 2021


Here's everything that could be featured at Google I/O 2021

Google canceled its conference for developers called Google I/O last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, this year's event keynote will begin at 1 PM Eastern Time (ET) on May 18.

29 Apr 2021


You can teach Google Assistant to pronounce contact names right

Search giant Google has improved its artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant. This allows the Google Assistant to pronounce difficult contact names, while also keeping a track of the context of your conversations with it.

10 Jan 2021


Sony announces BRAVIA XR LED TVs powered by 'cognitive intelligence'

Sony has announced its latest generation BRAVIA XR range of smart televisions. The line-up includes LED and OLED models, ranging from 50 inches to 100 inches with up to 8K resolution.

27 Nov 2020


Nokia Smart TV 75-inch launched in Europe

Nokia brand-licensee StreamView has launched the 75-inch model of the Nokia Smart TV in Europe. The Android-powered television will go on sale from December 1.

09 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

01 Oct 2020


Now, Google Assistant takes care of calls placed on hold

At last night's event, Google showcased plenty of hardware, starting from new 5G-capable Pixel phones to Nest Audio.

29 Sep 2020


Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

Xiaomi has launched a flurry of products today in India.

07 Sep 2020


Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition televisions launched in India

Expanding its line-up of smart televisions in India, Xiaomi has launched its Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition series in 32-inch and 43-inch sizes.

21 Aug 2020


LG K31, with Helio P22 chipset and dual cameras, launched

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, LG has launched the K31 model in the US.

14 Aug 2020


#Review: Mivi DuoPods M80, feature-packed TWS buds at affordable price

Homegrown electronics brand Mivi has expanded its product portfolio with a new pair of truly wireless earbuds - the DuoPods M80.

05 Aug 2020


Xiaomi takes on Amazon with affordable new 'Mi TV Stick'

In a bid to cash in on the surging demand of smart televisions, Chinese giant Xiaomi has launched 'Mi TV Stick' in India.

05 Aug 2020


Sony's latest 55-inch 4K TV comes with content upscaling technology

Expanding its line-up of Android TVs in India, Sony has launched a 55-inch smart television in the country.

21 Jul 2020


Google brings Lens-based translation to KaiOS feature phones

Google has announced a handy new capability for KaiOS-powered feature phones — Lens-based translation and reading.

10 Jul 2020


Google Home's Nest-branded successor officially revealed: Details here

In a major surprise, Google has officially confirmed the existence of a new Nest-branded smart speaker.

16 Jun 2020


Google is developing 'Prince', a premium smart speaker for homes

Despite the hiccups stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic, Google is moving aggressively to expand its footprint in the smart home category.

02 Jun 2020


Feature drop: Google announces new capabilities for Pixel phones

After successful releases in December and March, Google is proceeding with the third 'feature drop' for Pixel phones.

27 May 2020


Soon, Google Assistant will confirm purchases with your voice

In a bid to enable a hands-free shopping experience, Google is working to add a new capability into Assistant, a feature that verifies your voice to authorize a purchase.

19 May 2020


Google makes 'easier' Nest Hub for senior citizens: Here's how

In a world plagued by COVID-19, video-calling apps like Google Duo, Meet, Zoom are the only tools keeping us connected.

22 Apr 2020


Google launches feature to adjust 'Hey Google' detection sensitivity

Finally, Google is offering the long-awaited ability to adjust 'Hey Google' wake word detection sensitivity on Assistant-powered smart speakers and displays.

20 Apr 2020


Now, ICICI Bank customers can ask Alexa for bank balance

In a push towards smarter user experiences, ICICI Bank has enabled AI-backed voice banking capabilities.

15 Apr 2020


All you need to know about OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

Alongside its latest flagship smartphones, OnePlus has also launched a new pair of Bluetooth earphones. Dubbed as the Bullets Wireless Z, the model comes as a more affordable version of the Bullets Wireless 2.

14 Apr 2020


Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

A few days back, Google had introduced the ability to use Maps, Google Assistant, or Search to look up the locations of food and night shelters across 33 Indian cities.

12 Apr 2020


#WeeklyRecap: New CoronaOven, Apple-Google collaboration, WhatsApp's restrictions, and more

This week, the tech industry continued its fight against coronavirus with innovative new solutions and technologies.

06 Apr 2020

Google Maps

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

In a bid to support the underprivileged during the nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government, Google has started showing the location of food and night shelters on Maps.

21 Mar 2020


Google I/O 2020 canceled entirely, due to coronavirus outbreak

Google has decided to cancel I/O 2020 - its biggest annual event - in its entirety.

18 Mar 2020


Nokia launches its wallet-friendly C2 handset: Details here

HMD Global, Nokia's brand licensee, has unveiled a new wallet-friendly smartphone, the Nokia C2.

13 Mar 2020


Google Assistant rapping on Eminem's Godzilla!

After handling day to day tasks and activities, Google Assistant is beginning to show its creative side.

08 Mar 2020


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Google I/O cancellation, Twitter's 'stories', costlier iPhones, and more

This week, we have witnessed the continued impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global tech industry.

06 Mar 2020


Google's truly wireless Pixel Buds: Launch date, price, and features

Google's Pixel Buds, which were announced alongside the Pixel 4 series in October last year, are expected to be launched in the coming months.

17 Feb 2020


Want to avoid eavesdropping? Try the novel 'mic-jamming' bracelet

Despite being incredibly helpful, smart home devices carry the risk of abuse - cases where hackers exploit bugs and listen to private/intimate conversations of unsuspecting people.

Tata Sky Binge+ available at discounted price for existing users

Tata Sky's Android-based set-top box (STB), which was launched last month, is now available with an attractive upgrade offer.

31 Jan 2020


Apparently, Siri and Cortana are really bad at first-aid advice

While modern-day smart assistants can handle a number of queries, they are not really good at first-aid advice.

24 Jan 2020


Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12

Google I/O 2020, the next developer conference hosted by the internet giant, is set to kick off on May 12.

08 Jan 2020


#CES2020: Google is not making Assistant smarter, but more useful

This year, Google's blitz at CES was more about making Assistant useful in homes than showing off fancy tricks.

08 Jan 2020


Tata Sky launches Android-based set-top box for Rs. 6,000

Tata Sky has launched its own Android-based Binge+ set-top box in India today as it takes on Airtel's Xstream Box and Dish TV's SMRT Hub.

06 Jan 2020


Best USB Type-C headphones you can buy in India

With more and more smartphone manufacturers killing the headphone jack, the market of alternative audio solutions is in chaos.

23 Dec 2019


Apple, Google, Amazon teaming up to build open smart home

In a major move, Apple, Google, and Amazon are teaming up for a project to create open smart homes.

13 Dec 2019


Now, you can ask Google Assistant to be your interpreter

Earlier this year, Google announced a new 'Interpreter Mode' to turn its AI-powered Assistant into a translator for people.

13 Dec 2019


Now, hear Samuel L. Jackson's voice on your Echo device

If you are tired of listening to the usual voice of Alexa on your Echo device, there is now an alternative - Samuel L. Jackson.

12 Dec 2019


Will Realme Buds Air be Android's very own AirPods?

Realme's first-ever truly wireless earbuds, the Realme Buds Air, is set to be launched in India on December 17.

Android One-based Nokia 2.3, with two-day battery life, goes official

As an addition to its portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Android One-based Nokia 2.3 at an event in Cairo, yesterday.

04 Dec 2019


HP Chromebook x360, with Google Assistant, launched in India

American tech giant HP has launched its latest Chromebook x360 laptop in India.

26 Nov 2019


Mi Smart LED Desk Lamp 1S launched via Mi Crowdfunding

As the latest addition to its portfolio of smart home products, Xiaomi has launched the Mi Smart LED Desk Lamp 1S in India today via the company's crowdfunding platform.

22 Nov 2019


Now, read to your kid from anywhere using Google Assistant

While Google Assistant is known for bringing interesting new capabilities for all its users, it is focusing on a specific group this time around - parents.

09 Nov 2019


How Alexa, Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers/flashlight

Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple's Siri have long drawn flak, primarily due to concerns around how they store/use our intimate user conversations.

08 Nov 2019


Flipkart to soon launch Nokia-branded smart TVs in India

Flipkart has partnered with Nokia to launch the Finnish tech giant's smart TVs in India.

03 Nov 2019


Top smart TVs available in India under Rs. 20,000

Thanks to competition among manufacturers and fast-evolving technology, our budget TVs are no more the idiot boxes of yesteryears.