Let’s admit it, about Google would like to push Chromebooks and Chrome OS, they never found their footing, even years after release. Not too long ago, Google chose to increase your stakes somewhat with the Pixelbook. The Pixelbooks do look fantastic in writing and also have top-of-the-line hardware, however with one setback; they run ChromeOS. Of course, the Pixelbook is the first Chromebook variant with native Google Assistant integration (it is possible to say, \”Hey Google,\” or \”Ok Google,\” in order to up Google\’s marketing assistant). Heck, they\’re able to threw in a very stylus which can be used to invoke google\’s assistant for great measure.
Ever since Google Assistant’s inception, Google has become pushing to integrate it with simply about everything (a quick consider CES 2018 will make sure that. You can now find Google Assistant powered Android phones, smart displays, third-party speakers, and headphones. Ever since it’s been revealed that Google Assistant is fine with only about everything, Yahoo is focusing their efforts to take it to Chromebooks, via ChromeOS.
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Our friends over at XDA developers were digging in the Chromium Gerrit, and a merged commit caught their attention. The written text description for the commit reads, \”add Assistant feature flags changes accordingly.\” The commit is poised to place across the groundwork for Google Assistant integration with Chrome OS. It isn’t anything new, though, as Google is toying using the idea since who are only June 2017
However, it appears as though Google Assistant functionality might be disabled by default on Chrome OS. Google has decided to leave the onus of adding Google Assistant functionality to Chromebook manufacturers. Similarly, manufacturers can enable Google Assistant on their own devices sans the hotword.
OEMs may also map the Google Assistant functionality towards a key when they so desire. Frankly, we’re surprised until this didn’t happen earlier, as both Google Assistant and Chromebooks have been in existence time. But, we’re glad that it’s finally happening and can understand the feature implemented inside of a future turmoil Chrome OS.
Chrome OS definitely needs further to attend get mainstream appeal, and frankly, it’ll have a more than adding support for Google Assistant to remove it.
Source: XDA developers