Google app 8.28 preps Assistant Routines in Google Clock, Slices, more [APK Insight]
Lacking the standard Friday launch, the most recent Google app beta is rolling out this morning. Leaping from version 8.24, Google app 8.28 particulars Routines integration in Google Clock, Slices, and extra. It additionally occurs to coincide with redesigned Google Assistant settings showing for extra customers.

About APK Perception: On this ‘APK Perception’ submit, we’ve decompiled the most recent model of an utility that Google uploaded to the Play Retailer. Once we decompile these recordsdata (known as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see varied strains of code inside that trace at potential future options. Needless to say Google could or could not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which can be nearer to being completed, nonetheless, to point out you the way they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

Assistant Routines in Google Clock

When Google launched Custom Routines at I/O 2018, it detailed the flexibility to schedule them and create new ones from the Google Clock app. The previous performance rolled out in July, and Google app 8.28 is starting work on the latter. One string particulars how one can have a “Google Assistant Routine begin after you dismiss your clock app’s alarm.”

”This notification is proven if you select to have a Google Assistant Routine begin after you dismiss your clock app’s alarm”

Google Assistant Routines

Change with new Routine

”The account that created this routine isn’t at present chosen.

You possibly can change accounts within the Google Search app to switch this Routine or exchange it with a brand new Routine that makes use of the account %1$s.”


This Routine makes use of the account %1$s


With the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google detailed how Slices will launch this fall. Google app 8.28 continues work on the flexibility for apps to floor key elements proper in Google Search, together with the flexibility to cover Slice options.

This content material comes from an put in app and is said to what you’re typing. Hiding this suggestion will take away it from this checklist.

Cover this slice out of your search options?

Pixel Stand

Forward of the Pixel 3 and Pixel Stand launching later this week, Google app 8.28 featues new strings detailing assist for charging quickly and establishing default providers.


%1$s • Charging quickly

%2$s • Charging quickly (%1$s till full)

Not charging

”Arrange supplier
and play music”

Basic settings

Work on the brand new unified “Basic” settings for the Google app continues, with an choice to “Handle pending searches.” We’ve enabled the most recent iteration, with all settings displayed in a single lengthy checklist as a substitute of particular person menus that often solely have one toggle.



”You’ll get notified with outcomes when you’re on-line once more.”

All the time retry offline searches

Ship suggestions

Google Lens flash now in upper-left nook

This slight change is to make means for the gallery icon that permits customers to import present photos for evaluation. As we enabled within the third screenshot under, that button is now within the top-right.

How you can replace?

You can sign-up for the Google app’s beta program here or by heading to the Play Store listing on Android and scrolling to the underside. The newest beta model of the Google app is instantly rolled out when it’s accessible.

We don’t submit APKs to obtain straight given the authorized challenges related to copyright and chance of removing. In the meantime, that mannequin is perilous given Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery.

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