Every year Google introduce a set of new software features to make Android more interesting on its Pixel smartphones. While some of these features remain exclusive to the company’s flagships, others eventually come to other smartphones.
The feature that allows users to trigger Google Assistant directly from lockscreen is something that is currently exclusive to Pixel smartphones, but Google recently announced that this interesting feature is making its way to other smartphones. In the next few weeks, all Android phones out of Google’s party will benefit from this specific neat functionality.
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If you’re interested in enabling the so-called “Pixel Lockscreen Assistant”, you’ll need to opt-in on the handset settings. Once that this feature is enabled, Google Assistant will respond to you even when the smartphone is locked. Through this feature, users will be able to get information, dismiss alarms or schedule reminds with simple voice commands without the need of unlocking the smartphone.
This feature should be rolled out worldwide in stages, but it should be available to everyone until the end of this month.