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Android Wear bug leaves Google Assistant unable to do anything but basic search requests

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Android Wear bug leaves Google Assistant unable to do anything but basic search requests
A bug affecting smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 is preventing Google Assistant from fully working on the platform. Actually, the virtual assistant will still run very simple Google searches. What it won't do is set alarm times, send text messages or control smart appliances to name a few features. A community manager keeping his eye on the Android Wear Help Forum posted a message revealing that Google is aware of the problem and is "gathering bug reports."

While most of the incidents surrounding Google Assistant deal with the version of the virtual personal assistant employed on Android Wear, some were complaining that they were having trouble with Google Assistant across the entire Android eco-system. That would include a smartwatch, phone, tablet and the Google Home smart speaker.

Considering that Google is still seeking bug reports, you should pass along whatever information you have to Google by posting on the Android Wear Help Forum. You can navigate to the forum by clicking on the sourcelink. Besides the problem with Google Assistant, Android Wear is having other issues including the appearance of incomplete characters on the screen after being tapped on the keyboard. Hopefully, Google will be able to resolve all Android Wear issues quickly.

source: AndroidWearHelpForum via AndroidPolice

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posted on 13 Aug 2017, 13:56 3

1. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Google is so concerned about diversity that it no longer focuses on Innovation. Remember Innovation? That buzzword when there was still enough competition for tech giants to actually make new things? Google is quite happy to sit on their mountain of gold and the complete and total stagnation of android shows that perfectly while they dilute their and alienate their pool of workers that brought them to the apex of the tech world.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 21:23 1

2. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Diversity isn't the problem, it's the forced gender quotas that inevitably lead to lower standards to get the job rather than going by merit. Firing senior devs doesn't help either.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 06:02

4. strudelz100 (Posts: 646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Yes, forced diversity or diversity policy are more correct terms. Diversity itself is fine if its coincidental just not if its at the cost of Merit.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 21:31

3. domfonusr (Posts: 558; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Apple is also sitting on a "mountain of gold" to the tune of $200 billion in cash. I doubt that Google is sitting on that much cash. I am sure that Google is working furiously to develop Fuschia, so that they won't get caught by the scandal that will follow when the SCO comes knocking on their door to either license Android as a UNIX derivative or deal out a lawsuit to the tune of billions of dollars in fines and damages. So, if Google is falling behind on their virtual assistant, it is probably because they are very distracted right now by the threat of relying on Linux at a soon-to-be bad time.

posted on 14 Aug 2017, 06:03

5. strudelz100 (Posts: 646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Apple has more cash put away than many entire nations like France. Their GDP is that of a decent size country.

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