In recent weeks, the latest version of Google Discover has become widespread, while the Google app tests several Material Theme and redesigned Assistant Controls. The Google app now jumps from version 8.x to 9.x, working on Google App 9.0 on the new car shape factor assistant, interpreting mode on Smart Displays, and Podcasts.
About APK Insight : In this & # 39; APK Insight & # 39; posts we decompiled the latest version of a program that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APK & # 39; when it comes to Android apps), we can see different lines of code within this hint on possible future features. Remember that Google may or may never send these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be incomplete. However, we try to enable those who are closer to being finished to show you how they look if they send. With that in mind, read on.
Broken Google Weather integration
One of the most useful aspects of Pixel Launcher and Pixel's Ambient Display is the weather. Unfortunately, Google Weather integration seems to have broken with the latest Google App beta. Both the current temperature and condition are lacking and also remove the useful shortcut to open the full forecast.
Users can still scour for Google Discover or Google app as well as query assistant. It's strange that the Google App's View widget works normally. The weather at the top of Pixel Launcher and AOD is still available in the latest stable version (8.91
Google has very ambitious plans for Google Podcasts by using machine learning to enable a host of new features. As teased by the launch, Google is now testing the closed caption episode. We enabled this feature from Google App 9.0, with the audio player with a new "CC" button.
When pressed, a window appears just above the audio controls. The transcription is live update, with the current passage bold, while everything else is light gray. This transcription box remains open, although audio control is minimized. Quality wise we have discovered some errors in our short use, but it handles punctuation quite well.
Closed caption automation may be a significant development for making shows available worldwide without costly translation services. In the meantime, it may be quite useful when searching for an episode, but there is no sign in progress yet.
Meanwhile, Google Podcasts search suggestions in exhibition notes. An "Explore topics in this episode" section automatically highlights important elements and then offers keywords. It is unclear whether Google Podcasts only look at episode titles and view notes, or if it uses the closed caption to surface the topics.
Google Assistant with Rounded Corners
In recent weeks, the Google app has tested redesigned controls that put lens, voice, and keyboard entries side by side in a new pill as you move assistant updates and explore below for enhanced accessibility. .
Based on this, the app now tests rounded corners for Google Assistant. Matching Google Materials theme, this difference is purely aesthetic, but quite appropriate and appropriate.
Google Car Assistant
At CES 2019, Google and its partners announced a new class of assistant device for cars that we have tracked for the latest several updates as "putty." Anchor Roav Bolt and JBL Link Drive are always -Microphone that acts as a bridge between your phone and the car's sound system.
These car accessories have automatic pairing and are not so different in the concept of assisting headphones. In fact, "bisto" is interestingly used in the process of unpairing a car from your Google Assistant.
Your Google Assistant has been removed from your car accessory.
"Your car accessory does not have access to Google Assistant, so you cannot hear your messages, calendar events and other important information. However, your use of this accessory is still subject to" Terms of Service "
If you want to create your assistant later, press & hold the home button on your phone. "
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Google app 9.0 also notes how car accessories assistant can respond even if your phone is locked while there are related feedback strings.
Your assistant can respond to your car accessories even if your phone is locked. You can turn this off in Assistant Settings.
Improve your car accessory experience by sending diagnostics, usage data, and crash reports to Google. "
At CES, Google also announced an Interpreting Mode for Google Home Speakers and Smart Displays. Like the Assistant's existing headphone translation feature, it makes Home Hub a tool for ever translation.
The Assistant thinks  Shout-out!
In other developments, Google App 9.0 features a nice shout-out for our weekly APK Insight teardown action, and we are very honored by the evil professor status, but ask ourselves if this obvious "hi" saves you development function in general view We come back to you
How to update?
You can sign up for the Google Apps beta program here or by going to the Play Store list on Android and scrolling down The latest beta version of the Google app is rolled out immediately when available.
We do not send APK & # 39; to download directly, given the legal challenges, d are associated with copyright and removal. Meanwhile, this model is dangerous with Android App Bundles and Google Play's Dynamic Delivery.
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