Google Devices Assist Launches For Android Devices

Discussion in 'Android News' started by DroidModderX, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. DroidModderX

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    Most of you here know your Android device very well, infact most of you are the guy or gal that friends and family come to when they have problems with their electronics. You are essentially the tech guru of the family, but wouldn't it be nice if there were an app to alleviate some of the pressure you face when you enter a room on Christmas afternoon or New Years Eve. Google has just released such an app. "Google Device Assist" is the new go to app for anyone with random questions about their device. If you are having problems or issues it will help you to trouble shoot and fix the problem. For now this will only be available devices with stock AOSP android. So for now that includes the Nexus lineup, GPE devices, and Android One devices.

    The app will search your device for problems once it is opened. When potential problems are found they are presented in the form of info cards, kind of like what you would find in Google Now. If you click an info card it will bring up more info or automatically fix the problem. Cards can be archived for use later. There is even an option to contact Google directly. Head to the link below for the info.

    Via Play Store
  2. thunderbolt_nick

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    I'm curious to see how this works and how deep it will go. Like...will it detect hardware issues and be able to pinpoint them for Google/ASUS/HTC/Moto? Will it detect software issues and then allow you to backup then restore? That would be so awesome and alleviate the whole, "Android is too hard to use." On the other end, I hope it isn't just some weird 'troubleshooting tip' card that just says, "Maybe you should turn your brightness down" or "Maybe try turning off Wi-fi."
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