We've been following a Google Assistant feature codenamed "Guacamole" in the Google app for a few weeks now. We can now announce that "Guacamole" would allow users to perform time-sensitive Assistant "fast tasks" on their Android phone, such as answering calls or turning off alarms, without having to say "Hey Google."

Without having to say "Hey Google," Google Assistant "Guacamole" will allow you to "snooze" alarms and "respond" calls


APK Insight's Background: We decompiled the new iteration of an application that Google posted to the Play Store in this ‘APK Insight' article. We can see different lines of code inside these files (called APKs in the case of Android apps) that point at potential future functionality when we decompile them. Keep in mind that these features may or may not be released by Google, and our understanding of what they are may be inaccurate. However, we'll try to unlock those who are closer to completion to show you how they'll look if they do sail. Continue reading with that in mind.

“Quickly get things done with Guacamole.”

“This describes what the Guacamole toggle actually toggles.”

The settings page went live unintentionally (h/t Android Police) today as development progressed over the next few weeks. It's worth noting that it's still in the newest Google app update (12.5) for Android 11, not the new 12 Developer Preview

It's under "Guacamole" in the first Assistant configuration menu. The full menu has the following explanation and a toggle to allow "Voice shortcuts."

Skip saying “Hey Google” for help with quick tasks
Without having to say "Hey Google," Google Assistant "Guacamole" will allow you to "snooze" alarms and "respond" calls

Without having to say "Hey Google," Google Assistant "Guacamole" will allow you to "snooze" alarms and "respond" calls

 

Alarms, clocks, and phone calls are among the "fast jobs" in question, we can now report. A ringing alarm can be silenced by simply saying "Stop" or "Snooze," whereas incoming calls can be answered or declined by saying "Answer/decline the call." You don't have to say "Hey Google" first; you can only say the order.

This works in the same way that you can cancel alarms on the Nest Hub by simply saying "stop" as they sound. In 2019, the Smart Display feature was introduced.

This feature is actually being tested with Google staff, which explains the inadvertent disclosure in settings today. The Assistant menu in the screenshot above, which connects to an internal tab, should have been accessible only to Google employees.


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