Google says it’s working on "Hey Google" in Wear OS

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Activating the Google Assistant through pronouncing “Hey Google” has been damaged for months, in accordance to a document from 9to5Google. Google tells The Verge it’s now working on a fix, pronouncing that it’s “aware of the problems some customers have been encountering” and will assist its companions “address these and enhance the typical experience.”

There is a desirable quantity of customers reporting the difficulty — a put up on Google’s Issue Tracker has nearly a thousand stars. Reading thru the thread, it’s clear that many customers with unique smartwatch fashions are all reporting the identical trouble going returned to November 2020. They say the assistant isn’t definitely unusable, as customers are nonetheless in a position to set off it with a lengthy button-press, however, if the voice-activation characteristic hasn’t been working for that long, it in all likelihood doesn’t assist the grasp that Google doesn’t care about Wear OS.

Google’s announcement doesn’t make it clear how long it’ll be till the problem is fixed, however with any luck it’s getting interested now. While Wear OS can also now not be core to Google’s strategy, the Assistant appears to be, and it’d be high-quality for human beings who have chosen to put Google’s OS on their wrists to have handy get entry to it. 

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