Google Assistant Ambient Mode rolls out on more Android phone models

Joanna Estrada
November 19, 2019

Besides the Nokia 6.1, other Nokia smartphones with Android One also started receiving a new feature related to Google Assistant. As soon as you plug your device for charging, Google Assistant takes over the lock screen or always-on display and shows notifications, weather, music control, calendar events, and photo albums.

In September 2019, Google revealed a new version of Ambient Mode to tablets and smartphone users.

When first launched, Ambient Mode was offered on a couple of tablets (Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab) and a pair of handsets (Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2).

It's unclear how broadly the Ambient Mode option is rolling out across devices, but reports indicate that it is appearing on a number of newer phone models, including things like POCOPhone F1.

The Nokia 6.1 user took to Reddit to discuss his findings. Besides, some of the Poco F1 users also claimed that they have this feature on their phones as well.

While your mobile device is charging on a nightstand, living room table, or kitchen counter, it can still help you stay on top of your day. They have posted screenshots of the whole setup process and you can check it out right here. You can check for the feature availability by going to Settings- Google- Account services- Search, Assistant & Voice- Google Assistant- Assistant- Scroll down to Assitant devices- Phone. You will now be able to adjust settings for the Assistant on your smartphone. It not only acts as a digital photo frame but also displays all other info in a more meaningful manner. Apart from that, users can switch to the Ambient Mode, which is available on Google Assistant's settings.

Earlier this year, tech giant Google's venturing into smart displays led to the arrival of a new Google Assistant feature. The feature is known as Ambient Mode. It is expected as Ambient Mode is available only for users who have the beta Google app installed on their phones. So, do you like this better than your always-on display or not?

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