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A whole crop of new Android phones just got dedicated Google Assistant buttons, whether people want them or not

A whole crop of new Android phones just got dedicated Google Assistant buttons, whether people want them or not
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider



Some of the most popular Android manufacturers are launching phones with a dedicated Google Assistant button on the handset.




The buttons will simply launch Google Assistant, which can also be triggered by voice.




LG, Nokia, Xiaomi, and Vivo are all bringing out new devices with the button, but Huawei and Samsung are holding out.




You probably won't be able to remap the dedicated Google Assistant button to perform other tasks.




It isn’t clear how popular the move will be after users complained about Samsung pulling a similar move with its own assistant Bixby.



Google has struck deals with some of the biggest Android phone makers to include a dedicated Google Assistant button on their new handsets — whether users want one or not.
The upshot is that new devices such as LG's new flagship, the LG G8 ThinQ, and Xiaomi's 5G Mi Mix 3 will have a dedicated button on the side of the devices which launches Google's AI helper.
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