Google Assistant got its most recent makeover with the debut of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The first countries to see the updated Assistant interface with a less obtrusive transcription prompts was the US in English. According to a new Google support page spotted by 9to5Google, the updated look is coming to five new regions.
Canada, Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Ireland will all see the updated Google Assistant UI, though only in English. Not only this, but the updated UI is only coming to Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices.
The update will likely be rolling out to the new regions over the next several days. With Google Assistant on the Pixel 4, voice transcription is noticeably quicker since Google moved some of the voice processing to an on-device model. It also allows you to ask questions back to back without having to say “Hey Google”.
We’d like to know when Google plans to bring the updated Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones. The updated Assistant has been slowly arriving to older Pixel devices, as well as some Android One phones – but we’re still wondering when the masses will take advantage of swifter Google Assistant queries.
Google Assistant is useless unless you have a Pixel Phone. It can't even make basic tasks , like take a screenshot