Google Store is Going Live in Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and More Countries

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It is not of great help for those who already have Google Assistant installed on their phone, but just a way of triggering the digital assistant if that's you were looking forward to. While it was expected that the current generation Android Wear devices would still be available, Google has totally removed the Android Wear section from it's latest Google Store.

Android Police, the publication that first spotted the listing, notes that Google Assistant app for Android essentially replaces the action of long pressing your home button - becoming a single tap from the home screen or app drawer instead. Now it looks like Google wants to limit its online store to just "Made by Google" (and, to a lesser extent, "Made for Google").

Google's virtual assistant can be activated on (almost) any smartphone/tablet/etc which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Google can now easily update it independently without updating the whole OS.

In addition, when accessing the MODE watch bands page, a user is automatically redirected to the Google Store homepage.

Well, it hasn't been much since we have gotten our hands on the new update, and we haven't yet spotted any significant difference yet, the app, however, seems to be a lot smoother to use which happens in the case of every update and can also be reciprocated as the placebo effect.

Google continues to roll out its voice assistant on more devices. Once you pick your topics, you'll not only get a personalized section of news within the app, you'll also be able to get push notifications for breaking news related to your chosen topics. This doesn't add any new functionality, but it does offer a new way to prompt it if you'd rather not say "Ok, Google" or hold down on your home button.