Chrome OS To Get Google Assistant

Earlier this week, Google announced that the Google Assistant is set to get a brand new look on Chrome OS. So far, as seen at the 2018 Hardware event, the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate are the only Chrome OS devices to feature Google Assistant.

A recent flag in Chrome OS Canary, however, indicates that Google is secretly working on a new version of their Assistant. As per reports by Chrome Story, the new version will work on “ALL Chromebooks”.

It’s hard to believe that all Chrome OS devices will be able to use Google Assistant like the Google Pixelbook. However, we’ll have to wait and see how Google plans to make it work.

On Chrome OS Stable, the Pixelbook gets its Assistant capabilities via the Google app for Android. This makes the experience almost identical to that of a smartphone.

However, it appears that the new version of Google Assistant coming to Chrome OS will not be powered by Android, as it had been before, but by a combination of native and web interfaces.

The change could allow for Google Assistant to function properly on older Chromebooks. As you know, not all Chromebooks support Android apps.

The new Assistant Settings page is web-based and can be accessed from any browser.

https://assistant.google.com/settings/mainpage?hl=en-US

Google has been busy lately, with the company working on allowing users to better manage their data and privacy as well as addressing issues with data overage charges caused by the Google News app.

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