Activating the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” has been damaged for months, in line with a report from 9to5Google. Google tells The Verge it’s now working on a repair, saying that it’s “conscious of the problems some users have been encountering” and can assist its companions “handle these and enhance the general expertise.”
There are a superb variety of users reporting the problem — a publish on Google’s Concern Tracker has nearly a thousand stars. Studying by the thread, it’s clear that many users with totally different smartwatch fashions are all reporting the identical concern going again to November 2020. They are saying the assistant isn’t fully unusable, as users are nonetheless capable of set off it with an extended button-press, but when the voice-activation function hasn’t been working for that lengthy, it seemingly 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 mounted, however hopefully it’s getting consideration now. Whereas Wear 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.