Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P To Come With Google’s Artificial Intelligence Assistant
Google has been keeping its developers working hard as of late. As a result of that the company recently started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta. Worth mentioning is that this update has arrived only to Nexus and Pixel users that are enlisted in Google’s Android Beta Program. Google officially stated that this update focuses on improving the overall Android user experience by bringing bug fixes and enhancements.
Interestingly enough, Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta brings so much more than bug fixes. Google’s Product Forum is filled with reports from surprised Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P users. According to those reports, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will now feature Google Assistant. The reason why everyone is surprised is because this artificial intelligence software has been exclusive to Pixel and Pixel XL until now.
Additionally, Google Assistant isn’t the only feature to be included in Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will also benefit from fingerprint gestures support. Google actually received some harsh criticism in the past for not giving Nexus users access to fingerprint gestures support. In its defense, the Android parent stated that it was still tweaking this feature. Well, it looks like Google wasn’t lying.
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P users should be really happy right now. The reason behind this is that Google Assistant is quite useful to have. Users can control their devices only through vocal commands. For example, users can ask Google Assistant to set up appointments or reminders among other tasks.
It seems like Google isn’t only paying attention to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Google Voice is also expected to receive an update during the upcoming future. Users have reported that the Voice app now has a banner that asks them to download the new version. This feature can be found in the Google Hangouts apps. What Voice basically does is that it gives users the ability to listen to text messages or voicemails.
Everyone is surprised by the fact that Google decided to update the Voice app. The last update Voice has received was back in 2014. Additionally, this app is mostly being used by business people and its user base isn’t that large. Nonetheless, it’s great seeing that Google is paying close attention to all of its Android features.