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 engaged on a repair, saying that it’s “aware of the issues some users have been encountering” and can assist its companions “address these and improve the overall experience.”

There are an excellent variety of customers reporting the problem — a put up on Google’s Issue Tracker has virtually a thousand stars. Studying via the thread, it’s clear that many customers with totally different smartwatch fashions are all reporting the identical situation going again to November 2020. They are saying the assistant isn’t fully unusable, as customers are nonetheless in a position to set off it with an extended button-press, but when the voice-activation characteristic hasn’t been working for that lengthy, it doubtless 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 Put on OS might not be 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 easy accessibility to it.

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