OnePlus starts rolling Google Assistant Ambient Mode

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Chinese handset maker OnePlus has announced that the Ambient Mode for Google Assistant will soon be available on its phones.

The smartophone has partnered with Google to bring Ambient Mode to the OnePlus 3 from 2016 and newer devices, 9to5Google reported on Tuesday.

The new feature for all Android phones was released by Google a few months ago and the rollout, in stages, might take up to a week.

The ambient mode will give a Smart Display-like experience to smartphones or tablets. With this mode, the handsets will provide information about calendar, dates, reminders, music, smart home controls, weather scenarios, and more, that one can see in a smart display device.

The mode can also be used to showcase an image slideshow direct from Google Photos on smartphones.

To activate the feature, a user needs to open the Google app on their smartphone and go to More > Settings > Google Assistant > Assistant tab > Phone > Ambient mode.

–IANS

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