This also extends to widgets, which are seeing a huge upgrade in Android 12 and also in Google Assistant. Developers will be able to build their Assistant actions to display widgets for a more pleasing and consistent look to requests for data, ordering, or other items.
The improvements extend to Google Assistant smart displays, with new APIs for Interactive Canvas to help build better games for Assistant and smart displays and make them more accessible with text-to-speech and natural language understanding.
Another improvement smart display users will enjoy is that developers can now design full-screen experiences rather than being stuck with that persistent header. Improvements to voice-based shopping are coming, too, but I still find it unsettling to try and buy things on a Nest Hub.
The best gets better
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Smart Display
As Google Assistant improves, so does Google’s best smart display.
Swapping a camera for a Soli sensor that does sleep tracking without pointing an actual camera at your bed, the Nest Hub (2nd Gen) gives you the newest smart display experiences without taking up too much space — or emptying your wallet.
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