The Google Assistant is taking on a new role as a smartphone troubleshooter, it has emerged.
According to an AndroidPolice report, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users will soon be able to consult the virtual assistant for solutions if they’re experiencing battery drain and other common issues.
One user running the developer version of Android Oreo 8.1 was able to get feedback on why their battery wasn’t charging to 100%.
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From there the Assistant was able to check the phone for battery health and whether any apps were causing undue drain.
It also asks questions that may help to resolve the issue and offers to schedule a support call/chat it cannot remedy the issue.
According to the report, the Assistant is also able to help out with Bluetooth issues and run diagnostic tests on camera problems.
The feature only appears to be available on the Pixel 2 right now, but if it arrives in Android 8.1, it may be available to all devices running Oreo.
At least, we can expect to see it in the entire Pixel range and perhaps older Nexus devices.
The fix is in
Right now the feature might be a boon to Pixel 2/XL owners who’ve been hit with a myriad of problems since the devices launched last month.
Google has dealt with a screen-burn issue as well as reports of strange clicking sounds when using the Pixel 2 to make calls.
Beyond the disappointment over the Pixel 2 XL’s display, Google has been working on a fix for an audio distortion issue when recording video.
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