Hello Google fans, Google IO was announced for May 12th to May 14t.h I’m kind of hoping I get to go to this one, but we’ll have to see on the website about Google Update And Upcoming Pixel Device, now the things I’m expecting there and this is just a little bit of a prediction for you guys. Google Nest products, I’m expecting some Google Nest products and I don’t just mean smart displays or smart speakers or any of that stuff. I mean more around the thread components and preparing for this new connected home over IP Alliance getting some of their sensors and other products out there, that will integrate with this I’m also expecting the implementation of some of these network devices and some of their smart home, which is the automation and the routines, where we can actually trigger off of different devices and I expect the local home SDK, that we talked about earlier in this blog to become front and center to show the speed of their devices, along with the improved Google Assistant, this is a bit of an interesting demonstration if you didn’t know this already Google slides can actually display on a smart display or any Chromecast, enabled device now, this means that you could potentially use this for a presentation, if you can get connected to Wi-Fi and I think this is just a really interesting implementation of their technology speaking of Chromecast, this is something you can look at with newer Smart TVs in your smart home and a Chromecast device. Now we all know you can add that to a multi-speaker audio group within the Google home application and then you can use your TV as a speaker, but what I found with one of the newer TVs that I had purchased is that I could actually get it to play music, without turning the screen on and this is based on some of the settings, that you’re going to have within your TV.
Now I’ve been using the Pixel 4 for a while here Google sent me one of those devices and I’ve really been enjoying it, what it has done for me versus the 3a XL that you’ve seen in the home is the speed and the capability of utilizing the Google assistant to move through applications and to get information, just on that phone especially with the squeeze to talk flights, one thing that I haven’t actually talked about in a long time is the connectivity options with your pixel devices and Android devices in general to a PC. Now there’s actually a Windows 10 application, that allows you to connect your Android phone to your PC and get all kinds of notifications, now I found that a little bit too busy. I didn’t really enjoy that, but what I have enjoyed is messages for web, now you can on a browser on a PC or really any device with a browsers go to messages google.com and then the set up is only a QR code scanning on your pixel device and then you get your messages there, you can send pictures from your computer, you can send pictures to yourself, if you want to use that as kind of a transfer method, you can do that kind of thing and then you can actually start google duo calls from that interface, as well one of my favorite features of my Pixel devices is that call screening capability here with the Google Assistant. I love watching those telemarketers or fake spam callers hanging up, it’s a lot of fun to me. I don’t know why but if you have a pixel 1 2 3 or 4, now you’re going to get that call screening, so that’s being kind of rolled out a bat as a backward compatibility feature for your pixel phone.
A couple of things interesting related to YouTube music and the integration of that service within this whole platform, you know initially when YouTube music came out a lot of people were afraid of losing their libraries on google play music, but Google was very quick to say hey guys don’t worry, we got you we’re gonna transfer your libraries that does appear to be happening, so we will at some point have to migrate from google play music to youtube music, but for now, it looks as though. Google is going to deliver on that promise, they’re being very forward about this something else, we’re seeing is the Google Assistant can now be used within the YouTube app or the YouTube Music app for some users, this is just being kind of demo you’re given the ability to control the music, but you’re also given the ability like a song as it’s gone on and so obviously if your screen is locked, this is going to be very helpful for you through what’s on my screen capability actually went away and I see this it’s funny with YouTube videos when you put out YouTube videos, you’ll see that actually become a problem on your channel, you start getting a lot of comments this doesn’t work anymore, but that feature is back! now something that’s been very interesting is some of the Pixel 5 render starting to come out and it looks like a different design on the camera, otherwise, the phone looks pretty similar, but you can have a look at one of the first renders here, so there you have it guys that’s all the latest from Google Home, Google Nest, and the Google Assistant, as well as those Pixel devices, which are becoming more and more integrated with these products. I think a great control device within your smart home in a lot of ways, so thanks for reading Google feature update and upcoming new Pixel device, please leave your comment or share on FB or Instagram story and see you on the next Pixel 4 Manual User Guide and bye.