Following is a quick tidbit buried beneath the deluge of all Google Assistant news (not to mention the eccentric waking nightmare that’s the CES Small World ride). The company announced today that the smart helper will be available on more Android phone lock displays.
The feature was first announced back at Google’s hardware event in October, though, at the moment, it had been limited to the organization’s new Pixel 3 handset. For safety reasons, it’s accessible through opt-in, which means that you’ve got to tick the box in settings.
Though once set up, it will only respond to your voice (unless, of course, someone with access to your handset may do a excellent impression of you).
Once enabled, you can get restaurant recommendations, turn off alerts and program reminders, along with other features, all without needing to unlock your handset. No word yet on if it will be coming on particular versions.