Why it issues to you
Google Residence must work onerous to catch as much as Alexa and Amazon Echo, however model 2.three of the app might assist make up a few of that floor.
It’s been a 12 months since Google Assistant and Google Residence first entered the sensible house house, competing with the extra established Amazon Alexa and the Echo suite. And now, as Google I/O 2017 attracts ever nearer, we’re getting a way of simply what the Silicon Valley firm has up its sleeve that may give Amazon a run for its cash. It will seem that the APK file of the most recent replace to the Google Residence app (model 2.three) provides fairly a number of new options, together with assist for third-party Google Assistant speaker gadgets, itemizing reminders within the Google Residence app, and extra.
As outlined by the parents over at XDA, it seems as if you’ll quickly be capable to management Google Assistant on a third-party machine, a lot as you’ll be able to with Alexa. Whereas Google just lately launched the Google Assistant SDK, permitting non-Residence gadgets to combine Assistant, there aren’t that many corporations making the most of this providing. However now, it will seem that Google is making that simpler. XDA predicts that the Google Residence app will quickly acknowledge third-party gadgets and allow you to configure them.
Then, there are smaller (although simply as crucial) updates like the flexibility of customers to see all their reminders in a single place. When you’re at the moment in a position to see your buying listing (or another listing) by opening the sidebar of the Google Residence app, you'll be able to’t really see all the things on numerous lists. That ought to vary with the up to date app.
Equally, it appears as if you’ll quickly be capable to clear your search historical past straight from the Google Residence app, so when you’ve been Googling some questionable queries, you don’t must go to your account by way of an online browser — you'll be able to simply rid your self of the proof straight from the app.
XDA additionally means that the Google Residence app could also be getting ready for Bluetooth machine administration exercise,and will permit you to change notification sounds, and start sending prospects surveys asking them to fee their expertise.
In any case, we should have extra readability round these updates at Google I/O 2017.