Google Assistant is dropping off several Google Pixel phone models, including the 4, 4a, 4a, 5G, and 5, apparently due to a server-side bug…
Google released a new version of its Assistant. The most recent iteration consists of a transparent, compact user interface. Plus, it offers a faster response, thanks to its on-device processing. The new experience is available on Google’s newer Pixel devices, including the 4 and 5 lines. But, for some reason, it is disappearing without warning and/or malfunctioning by reverting to an older version.
Bug Causing New Google Assistant to Disappear from Pixel 4 and 5 Devices
What’s happening, when activated, rather than displaying its new minimal UI with a four-color light bar, a big, solid panel appears — one that’s just like every other Android device. Meanwhile, voice recognition is also affected. It’s much slower than previous performance, particularly when compared to the on-device NGA. Additionally, Continued Conversation vanishes altogether.
It’s a curious phenomenon but one that’s seemingly coming from a server-side bug. Hopefully, Google is aware of these issues and is working to resolve the problems Pixel owners are experiencing with Assistant.