Samsung finally rolls out Google Assistant for Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung has finally rolled out the Google Assistant feature for its Galaxy Watch 4, which is available for download in the Google Play Store.

Google Assistant for Wear OS 3 is available for download in the Google Play Store and can be launched from the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic’s app menu. However, one can also use voice commands to open Google Assistant or reprogram the watches’ home button as a shortcut, as per The Verge.

This update has been a long time. When Google and Samsung first announced Wear OS 3, they promised that the integrated platform would provide Samsung smartwatch users with more app choices. Previously, Samsung’s Tizen-based smartwatch could only offer Bixby as a digital assistant. Wear OS 3 was with the idea of letting consumers choose between Bixby and Google Assistant, which would be true for apps like Google Pay as well.

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Previously, as reported by The Verge, Verizon had accidentally implied that Assistant was already available in an update log at the end of April, although it was not. A few days later, Samsung uploaded a teaser video to YouTube showing Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 4. Then, right after the Google I/O keynote earlier this month, Samsung confirmed that Assistant was arriving ‘this summer.’ The Google I/O event brought in a number of surprises, with Google emphasizing it would include more Google services on the forthcoming Pixel Watch on its launch this fall. (ANI)

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