When it comes to virtual assistants, every platform has its own. iOS has Siri, Windows has Cortana, and Android has Google Assistant. All of these are designed to assist users in making their lives easier. Talking with a virtual assistant can be pretty fun as well. Regarding Android and Google Assistant, certain things have changed with the arrival of Android 10.
The latest version of Android brought some unique features and changes, from the ability to enable dark mode and change the look of the entire system to Smart Replies and the option to undo app removal.
However, Android 10 ditched the home button, and that button was used to activate Google Assistant. In previous Android versions, you could press and hold the Home button, waking the assistant. Of course, you can permanently activate the assistant by saying, “Okay, Google,” but the question is, can you do it somehow now that you no longer have the home button? And the answer is yes.
The option is as simple as holding on to the home button. Android 10 includes a search bar located at the bottom of the homepage. To activate Google Assistant, simply press and hold the little icon in the right part of the search bar. This is also very simple and more or less the same. You can always activate the assistant the good old way by saying Okay, Google.