According to Mishaal Rahman, a researcher familiar with the latest Android developments, traces of code in the latest beta versions of Android 14 indicate that Google Assistant will soon welcome a new mode that allows you to respond directly to its messages and requests. .
The latter will be similar to Android Auto, or what Apple offers with Siri, except that Assistant won’t tell you that you can reply to a message. The mic will stay open for a few seconds so you can react to the famous command “Hey Google” and then all you have to do is say “Reply” and dictate your message so it’s sent directly in hands-free mode. .
This highly practical feature can initially be reserved for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. These Google-designed smartphones are the perfect showcase for new Android features, and the search engine might be tempted to use this new situation as a selling point.
But it seems that the matter is incomprehensible, and Mishaal Al-Rahman is reticent on the matter. It is also possible that Google will offer it to all Pixel smartphone owners through a feature update. As a reminder, the latter regularly brings new software to Pixel smartphones throughout their life cycle, without waiting for an Android update.
We will now have to wait a few weeks to find out more about it. Google has not confirmed a date for introducing its next Pixel 8 phone, but launches usually take place between the end of September and mid-October of each year.