The Pixel 4’s Updated Google Assistant Is Making Its Way to G Suite Users

A Pixel 4 showing the updated minimalist Google Assistant UI.
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When we reviewed the Pixel 4, we called the phone’s new version of Google Assistant smarter and praised its many changes. But then we called it dumb because it wasn’t available to G Suite users. Well, good news, everybody! It seems a change is rolling out to enable the updated Assistant for G Suit accounts.

There’s a lot to like about Pixel 4’s updated Google Assistant. If you didn’t read our Pixel 4 review, you missed out on hearing how good the changes were. But that’s ok; we’ll make it easy for you. Here’s what we said at the time:

The Pixel 4 has a new version of Google Assistant, and it’s great. It’s more intuitive, more conversational, and less intrusive on the screen. You can ask it what the weather is, then ask it to share that with your spouse, and it understands what “that” is. It’s very cool.

But you can go deeper than that. You can ask it to open Twitter. You can ask it to show you Jimmy Butler on Twitter. You can ask it to show you photos from a specific place—-want to see pictures from Orlando? Ask. What about Disney World? Ask. Magic Kingdom? Yep—ask. This new, more powerful Assistant is better, faster, stronger than ever before. It’s awesome.

Lots to love, unless, of course, you are a G Suite user. It just didn’t work if you had a G Suite account on your phone—even if it wasn’t your main account! But, as first spotted by Android Police, some users on Reddit are reporting that the new Assistant is working them even with G Suite accounts on the phone.

Oddly, Google’s official support page still states the updated Assistant won’t work with G Suite accounts, so this could be a test. But even if that’s the case, it’s the first step to rectifying the biggest miss with the new experience.

via Android Police

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