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Google Assistant can now be activated from the lock screen

Submitted by The Verge on October 11, 2018 - 12:02pm

Google announced a bunch of new hardware at its Made By Google event earlier this week, but it notably skimmed over updates to Google Assistant that will power the new Pixel 3 and Home Hub smart display. Today, the company is making a number of these software improvements.

New features coming on mobile include faster access to activating Assistant without having to manually unlock and a new visual overview of your day, which you can access by swiping up after the “Hey, Google” command. This overview will show you recent notes, event recommendations, and important reminders. The enhancements build on a recent visual update that makes fonts and graphics bolder and larger, and they add touch controls to let you fine-tune the results of your...

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