Google recently announced that the popular voice search interface, Google Assistant will be coming to all the older and latest Android mobile phones in India. Google Pixel and Pixel XL were the first phones to come with the built-in interface and now the feature is rolling out to all the other phones as well. And while major updates are still to take place, if you have received the update, here are some cool ways to smartly use your phone.
Find the Next Vacation Spot
If you are planning to escape everyday routines and go on a holiday, Google Assistant might be able to help you. Right from suggesting some good vacation spots to even finding cheap places and hotels, Google can do it all for you. All you have to do is say, “Suggest good vacation spots for a holiday” and you will be presented with a list of holiday options. Find the best vacation spot without too much hassle and enjoy your holidays.
Waking up in the morning and getting out of bed is the most difficult task, especially in winters. Whether it is waking up early for work or for school or college, we completely depend on alarm clocks to wake us up. With Google Assistant there to back you up, you don’t have to worry about waking up late. Just long press on the home screen button or say “Ok Google” and set an alarm to your preferred time. Google will automatically save and ring the alarm at the perfect time specified by you.
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Search for Places to Eat
If you like indulging in the regular hunt for a scrumptious meal from restaurants nearby, then this feature is definitely for you. Simply ask the voice assistant to “search restaurants nearby” and a list of restaurants with the ratings and distance depending on your GPS (Global Positioning System) will pop up on the screen. Sort through the restaurants you have not tried or restaurants you would not mind trying again depending on what you are in the mood to eat.
Remember to Pay Bills on Schedule
With so many things running through our minds, it is very common to forget to pay the bills on time. And with so many bills to pay in a month, it is best to be reminded to get it done with on time. Google Assistant works like an excellent reminder to help you remember when to pay bills. Long press on the home screen button and simply ask Google to “set a reminder to pay the electricity bill (or any other bill) next week”. You can also check and view your list of reminders at any time.
Get Accurate Weather Forecast
The weather has a knack for acting funny on days we don’t want it to. Planning for a weekend getaway trip or an outdoor party anytime soon? Then you must definitely be hoping for the weather to work out according to your plans. To stay on the safe side and to keep your plans uninterrupted, ask your Android phone’s voice assistant “what is the weather forecast for the weekend”. Google will display the temperature and if the day will be a bright sunny one or covered with clouds.
These are some of the least-known ways to use the voice assistant on your android phone smartly. Additionally, the Assistant can also send text messages, play music, open apps and display fastest routes when asked. Time to give the voice assistant on your phone a try.