Search giant Google is rolling out the much-awaited ‘Ambient Mode’ which turns a user’s smartphone’s screen into a smart display with essential information such as calendar, the current weather, notifications, reminders, music controls, and more.
The feature, which was announced at IFA earlier this year, came to only two tablets then — Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab — and two smartphones — Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2. According to XDA Developers, Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and Nokia 6.1 users have claimed to get this feature along with a Poco F1 user who also shared a screenshot.
“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. Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is a new visual overview that makes it easier to see notifications and reminders, start a playlist and control smart home devices on the lock screen of your device. When you’re done, your screen will turn into a personal digital photo frame linked to your Google Photos account to add another personal touch,” Google said while explaining the feature.
To enable this feature, Android 10 users can head to Settings > Assistant > Say “Hey Google,” when the feature becomes live.
Google has already started working towards this feature by introducing the ‘new’ Google Assistant on the recently launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL smartphones. This ‘new’ Assistant might also arrive at all the other Android smartphones in the future. The Assistant now has a feature wherein users can choose it to deliver a shorter response, without wasting much time.