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 working on a repair, saying that it’s “conscious of the problems some customers have been encountering” and can assist its companions “handle these and enhance the general expertise.”
There are an excellent variety of customers reporting the difficulty — a publish 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 problem going again to November 2020. They are saying the assistant isn’t utterly unusable, as customers are nonetheless in a position to set off it with a protracted button-press, but when the voice-activation function hasn’t been working for that lengthy, it probably 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 difficulty is fastened, however hopefully it’s getting consideration now. Whereas Wear OS will not be core to Google’s technique, the Assistant appears to be, and it’d be good for individuals who have chosen to put Google’s OS on their wrists to have easy accessibility to it.