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Google might replace the At A Glance widget with something better in Android 12

Google might replace the At A Glance widget with something better in Android 12

Android 12 is chock full of changes big and small, from a major visual overhaul with Material You to new privacy tools to help keep user data safe. As Google continues to push its phone lineup forward, some of those changes are exclusive to Pixel devices. The At A Glance widget will be a familiar sight to anyone with a Pixel phone, but it could be due for a rebrand — and an evolution — as part of Android 12.

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Google Assistant can read your screen and offer contextual info, just make sure you want it to

Google Assistant can read your screen and offer contextual info, just make sure you want it to

Google Assistant does a lot of things. This invisible artificial intelligence residing (partly) inside our devices can answer all kinds of questions, control our homes, help us plan our day, play our favorite music, and, with the addition of features like What's on my screen and Google Lens, glean more from what we're looking at and provide contextual answers. What you may not be aware of, and something I recently discovered (though it isn't very new), is that Assistant can read your screen even when you don't explicitly ask it what's on your screen. That has the potential to be very handy, but also extremely creepy if you didn't know it was possible.

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