Activating the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” has been damaged for months, according to a report from 9to5Google. Google tells The Verge it’s now engaged on a repair, saying that it’s “conscious of the problems some customers have been encountering” and can assist its companions “tackle these and enhance the general expertise.”
There are variety of customers reporting the problem — a submit on Google’s Issue Tracker has nearly a thousand stars. Studying by way of the thread, it’s clear that many customers with totally different smartwatch fashions are all reporting the identical situation going again to November 2020. They are saying the assistant isn’t fully unusable, as customers are nonetheless in a position to set off it with a protracted button-press, but when the voice-activation characteristic hasn’t been working for that lengthy, it possible doesn’t assist the notion that Google doesn’t care about Wear OS.
Google’s assertion doesn’t make it clear how lengthy it’ll be till the problem is fastened, however hopefully it’s getting consideration now. Whereas Put on OS is probably not core to Google’s technique, the Assistant appears to be, and it’d be good for individuals who have chosen to place Google’s OS on their wrists to have quick access to it.