Google unbundles Android battery app and pushes it to the Play Store


Assistant is a little bit fragmented (if you hadn't noticed) with Google Home, Phones, Android Wear, TV and even Auto all having different amounts of integration. You might have seen the new Pixel launcher that comes pre-installed on those devices.

After an absurdly long amount of time, Google now lets you send music and videos to Chromecast-enabled devices using the Google Assistant on your phone.

Google has announced that it is adding the functionality to start a video call directly from a call or text messages on the phone, as well as from contacts and Android Messaging apps. In other cases, including if only one person is on ViLTE, Google Duo is used to connect the video call to other Google Duo users.

If they don't, the only way they can chat with each other face-to-face is if their carrier supports ViLTE (Video over LTE).

The app itself is fairly simple, but nonetheless impressive and useful. The all-new Pixel 2 Launcher is now available for download via APK Mirror. It provides you with general information about your battery and how you are using it. One major trouble spot has been Chromecast control, which has been available on the Google Home but not for smartphones, which seems counterintuitive considering that most Chromecast services are controlled by the connected smartphone.

Still, if you want to get your hands on the new Pixel Launcher, you can do so by following the link below. And make sure you understand that whatever happens with that file or your smartphone or anything else, for that matter, SlashGear will not be held accountable.