Google Assistant: Bringing More Frustration Than Assistance

Back at Google I/O in May last year, the tech giant debuted its Assistant and the feature was launched on its Pixel and Pixel XL devices.

This year, Google has opened up its Assistant to a wider roll-out to devices compatible with Google’s latest Nougat along with some devices running on the Marshmallow update. The Assistant is basically an upgrade from its previous Google Now as well as Google’s current OK Google voice controls.

This features is made to be conversational and this means users could ask a question with several follow up questions and the Assistant will still be able to keep track of the conversation and make sense of the context.

Some of the devices that will gain the Assistant include the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, HTC U Ultra, LG G5, LG V20 and a couple of other models.

That said, it looks like some users have been facing more frustration than receiving assistance from this feature. A couple of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users vented on Reddit that they can’t seem to get the Assistant to respond.

These folks have spent so much of time trying to get the Google Assistant voice functions to work properly on their device but eventually gave up as the feature simply does not pop up when the home button is pressed.

If you have been experiencing a similar frustration as detailed above, leave us a comment of your experience and if you have a way to solve this, feel free to share it with us!