Right here’s a quick tidbit buried beneath today’s the deluge of Google Assistant information (to not point out the strange waking nightmare that’s the CES Small World journey). The corporate introduced at the moment that the excellent assistant might be accessible on other Android phone lock screens. The function was first introduced again at Google’s hardware occasion in October, although, on time, it was restricted to the corporate’s new Pixel 3 handset. For safety causes, it’s obtainable by decide-in, which means you’ve obtained to tick the field in settings.
Including that sort of entry to the lock display screen can open your handset (and by extension you) to malicious events. Although as soon as arrange, it would solely reply to your voice (except, after all, somebody with entry to your handset can make an excellent impression of you). As soon as enabled, you will get restaurant suggestions, flip off alarms and schedule reminders, amongst different options, all without having to unlock the handset — no phrase but on when it will likely be arriving on particular models.