One of the what’s new Android Foot they were the ‘slices’ or servings. Lots of applications (or, rather, actions) that are integrated in Google search and/or the Wizard. Announced in may of 2018, it has not been until now when you have begun to activate for the owners of a phone Pixel Android Foot.
By now, the ‘Slices’ available within the Google search are limited to be system settings, and not the integration of other applications that are promised to us, but the good thing is that you have a little easier to make adjustments to the system directly from the Google search.
What are the Slices?
According to the official documentation of Google, the Slices are interface templates that may contain dynamic elements and interactive with the user, you can interact with your application from other locations. Among the possible places are the Wizard of Google, as well as the Google search.
instead of needing to open the full-screen app to perform an action, integrates a small snippet in Google searches. The content can vary, from switches to enable or disable functions to shortcuts to go home with Lyft, as in the following example.
In summary, it is something like ‘widgets’ but for search results. Officially, it is presented as a novelty for Android Foot, although the documentation speaks that it is possible to extend its use up to Android 4.4 by using libraries of support, so that it is possible that in the future Google will add it to previous versions.
Settings from the Google search
Android has for a long time the search of settings, but the slices that are being activated now for the proponents of a Google Pixel Android Walk goes a step beyond. Instead of looking in the settings, you can search in the Google bar, and activate and deactivate things directly from the results.
In all cases, the behavior is the same. the Start to type the name setting in the search bar, and results appear in the settings, distinguished as it is accompanied with an icon unlike the rest of the tips, which carry the magnifying glass icon. Some possibilities are to turn on or off Bluetooth, change the volume or turn off the automatic brightness.
yes, you have to be careful with how you write, as the minor typographical error don’t appears the invention. For example, you need to type “wifi” with the hyphen and not “wifi”, which doesn’t show any suggestion. The support includes some commands are not so basic as the activation of the mode do Not disturb or the ignition mode is night Light. Like the examples that we saw before, what prevail are the power switches on and off.
These new Slices go a step beyond previous inventions which you could adjust to make some adjustments in the system, but after doing the full search. Here adjustments are made by directly from the results, and we anticipate a future in which web pages, applications, and Android are all one for Google searches. Now we just need that other applications begin to be integrated.
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The news How to change Android settings from the Google search with the ‘Slices’ of Android Foot and a Google Pixel was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .
March 5, 2019
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