Google Assistant update spells the end for “Hey Google”
According to the leaks, which suggest that unique rapid phrases will be coming to the Google Nest Hub Max, using your Google Assistant to control your home may soon become a lot simpler than it has been in the past. If you want to get something done with your Google Assistant, you will need to start by using its wake word (which is “Hey Google”) before giving it your command. This is true the vast majority of the time. Quick phrases do away with the wake word, and once activated, you may command Google to “Turn the kitchen lights on” or inquire “What’s the weather forecast” without having to speak “Hey Google” over and over again. This is because quick phrases replace the wake word with the actual sentence.
At this time, the capability is only accessible on the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Nest Hub Max. However, there is a possibility that the feature on the latter device will soon be upgraded. According to the coding of the premium smart home gadget, which was discovered by 9to5Google, numerous more one-word commands are going to be added in the near future. These commands include “What time is my alarm set for?”,” “Skip this music,” and “Create a reminder.” But what’s even more interesting is that other lines of code that are currently being wasted point to shortcut words that can be set by the user.
There is a warning stating “there are a few rules to make sure these [rapid phrases] perform effectively, and you will be led if there are any concerns.” Google has already built this warning into the tool, even though it is not yet entirely apparent how the feature will operate in its entirety. This would seem to imply that you won’t have complete creative freedom when it comes to making your own custom instructions, but we’ll have to wait and see how limiting these restrictions are before drawing any conclusions.
For the time being, it appears that personalized fast phrases will only be coming to the Nest Hub Max. However, given that the standard feature is now available on the Pixel 6, we are hoping that we will also see it on Google’s greatest smartphone. It is anticipated that the Google Pixel 7 will be released in October, and when it does, we are hoping that it will bring with it the ability to create unique fast phrases.