Google Assistant will soon have transaction apps, kid-friendly features, and game templates

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_google-assistant-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-407578" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nexus2cee_google-assistant-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>It has been slightly over a year since Google Assistant first became widely available, as part of the Google Allo messenger app. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/13/google-assistant-four-months-later/">It definitely had growing pains</a>, but fast forward to today, and it's a pretty darn good product. At Google's press event today, the company announced a handful of new Assistant features for both users and developers.<span id="more-450032"></span></p> <h2>Transactions with Assistant</h2> <p>Back at I/O 2017, Google showed off a new feature where <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/18/google-assistant-will-soon-support-sending-money-google-account/">users could send money to each other using Google Assistant</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/google-assistant-will-soon-transaction-apps-kid-friendly-features-game-templates/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/google-assistant-will-soon-transaction-apps-kid-friendly-features-game-templates/'>Google...

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Here’s where to pre-order the Google Pixelbook

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Google_Pixelbook_Laptop_with_Google_Assistant_-_G_2017-10-04_21-37-39.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-450013" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Google_Pixelbook_Laptop_with_Google_Assistant_-_G_2017-10-04_21-37-39-728x445.png" alt="" width="668" height="408" /></a></p> <p>Google's new Pixelbook looks kinda slick. I think the changes are pretty high that I'm going to grab one. At least, if the keyboard on it is any good. But there are a lot of places to pre-order the new Chromebook up outside the Google Play store. For your convenience (and mine, later) we've put together some of the spots you can pick it up into a nice little list. <span id="more-450012"></span></p> <h2>Google Store</h2> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Google_Pixelbook_Laptop_with_Google_Assistant_-_G_2017-10-04_22-07-59.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-450022" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Google_Pixelbook_Laptop_with_Google_Assistant_-_G_2017-10-04_22-07-59-668x430.png" alt="" width="668" height="430" /></a></p> <p>To start, there's...

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Google App 7.13 beta brings back notification toggle to Assistant devices, prepares for commuting, kids, and Pixel Buds [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-449999" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_google.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>An update to the Google app hit the beta channel yesterday and it brings back the Notification toggles for Assistant devices that had briefly appeared a few months ago. Also in tow are some visual tweaks and a revised list of the types of devices certain Assistant features work with. A teardown also turns up new commute settings, a few bits about getting your kids set up with Google Assistant and Home, and a pretty cool feature for the newly announced Pixel Buds.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/google-app-7-13-beta-brings-back-notification-toggle-assistant-devices-prepares-commuting-kids-pixel-buds-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read...

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on – The Pixel line, refined

Last year marked a big shift for Google’s mobile efforts in a bid to compete against Apple, Samsung, LG, and other top-tier smartphone manufacturers. With a little help from HTC, Google launched its very own consumer-friendly smartphone lineup that had no problem going head-to-head with the best devices on the market. Fast forward one year, […]

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Telltale Games has released the first and second episode of ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_maxresdefault.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-449581" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_maxresdefault-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p><em>Batman: The Enemy Within</em> is the latest <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7011602286991914118">Telltale Games</a> title to garner a release on the Play Store. It's the direct sequel and the second chapter to <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.telltalegames.batman100">Batman - The Telltale Series</a>, and just like the rest of Telltale's games, it's a story-driven episodic adventure. Luckily for us there is no cost to download the first episode in this release, unlike the majority of Telltale's games that often launch with a premium price point attached to the initial download.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/telltale-games-released-first-second-episode-batman-enemy-within/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/telltale-games-released-first-second-episode-batman-enemy-within/'>Telltale Games has...

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Why I feel the Google Pixel 2 may be dead on arrival

Google’s newly announced Pixel 2 has some stiff competition on its hands. This year’s Samsung and Apple phones are going to be tough to beat, but they’re not even the Pixel 2’s first real competition. The biggest challenge the phone will face comes from its own brother, the Pixel 2 XL. Under the hood, the […]

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Keep your Pixel 2 protected with these official Google cases

On stage at its big hardware event today, Google only briefly mentioned its new lineup of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases. However, there are a pretty good amount of official cases and accessories available for the new phones, which we’re going to round up in this post. Here are the brand-new Google Pixel […]

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New Google Assistant app appears on the Play Store, does basically nothing

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_assistant-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-449932" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_assistant-1.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>In the midst of Google's largest product announcement ever, a brand new app turned up in the Play Store with the name Google Assistant. You might be thinking that this will finally bring Assistant to Android tablets, or maybe even enable it on Chromebooks, especially since the Play Store allows installation on both types of devices. Unfortunately, it doesn't do either of these things. The app is just a shortcut to trigger Assistant on devices that already have it.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/new-google-assistant-app-appears-play-store-basically-nothing/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/new-google-assistant-app-appears-play-store-basically-nothing/'>New Google Assistant app...

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