Latest Google app beta breaks Pixel 4’s new Google Assistant

Historically, Google app betas are fast and miss any major bugs. That is not a box this week, with Google app 10.90 violation a new Assistant exclusively found on a Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

The emanate starts when perplexing to launch Assistant. Active Edge and swiping adult from a bottom corners does uncover a light bar, though there’s usually a white semi-transparent panel. Doing this regularly competence produce a “Assistant will be prepared soon…” message, though zero occurs. Meanwhile, a “Hey Google” hotword or drumming a idol on a Pixel Launcher’s hunt bar does not activate.

The underlying bug is Assistant not being means to accept voice input. Interestingly, we can lift adult keyboard entrance by going to Updates and selecting one of a commands in a tip carousel of suggestions. This brings adult an Assistant UI (third and fourth screenshots below) that lacks a operative microphone. Text commands do work and glow like usual.

Assistant-related facilities — including Lens and a Updates feed — work routinely on 10.90.14.29. Otherwise, Search, Weather, and Podcasts are operational. Assistant settings are still accessible, though no changes apply.

If we need written commands, a aged voice hunt is still permitted for environment timers and doing other simple functionality. The latest Google app beta does not seem to mangle Assistant on comparison inclination that we updated.

It started rolling out on Monday evening, and is unfortunately timed for a holidays as a new Google app chronicle is expected needed.

Update: One workaround found by commenters (thanks obaykal100 and Ian) involves streamer to a Google app’s App info Storage cache Clear storage Clear all data. Afterwards, you’ll have to set-up Assistant as new, that involves downloading that rather vast file.

Update 2: Google expelled chronicle 10.90.15.29 on Thursday afternoon.

You could also uninstall, leave a beta, and download a stable. Hopefully, Google strictly addresses a Pixel 4’s signature Assistant underline violation before people start receiving a inclination as gifts this week.

With December’s Pixel underline drop, a new Google Assistant started rolling out to UK, Canada, and 3 other countries. Leveraging on-device voice approval models, it’s faster than a iteration it replaces, so augmenting a odds that you’ll verbally correlate with a Pixel 4.

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