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I found out what caused it. Earlier today google pushed an update for their google quick search app ( [link] ), this update broke my home button.
So uninstall the app and you should be fine for now.
The Google app is probably the most invasive. The list of permissions it requests is too long to post here. Go to the page above, scroll down to "Permissions" and click "View Details" to see for yourself.
If there is another app on the Play Store even more invasive, I'd like to see it.
i'm rooted (thus i can delete it for good), i think having this app is unnecessarily redundant. Plus, i never speak to my phone: i prefer typing "weather" instead of saying "weather".
the benefits: more internal memory for other app that i actually use, and less battery drain.
other Google Apps that i uninstalled: Drive (there are many apps that could use Drive API, plus i prefer Dropbox), Photos (i use other gallery app), Play Games (don't play games), Play Music, and Hangout (no one use it anyway)
I also use other keyboard app, but uninstalling Gboard comes with some side effect, so i just deactivate it.
Appears to be a shortcut to the Google app, where presumably the actual functionality is implemented but only accessible via deep link (edit: and searching for a podcast).
Odd decision, I wonder what drove it.
edit: Digging into it more. The activity launched is com.google.android.apps.gsa.staticplugins.deeplink.activity.DeeplinkActivity and you can see the staticplugins in the name, so clearly the Google app has multiple plugins, such as Podcasts. Probably that app has a lot of common functionality that the Podcasts app leverages and they didn't want to copy into a standalone app.
Also, the Google app has permission to nearly everything, so this way the podcasts app doesn't need to have its own permissions; it has permission to everything already.
notice how i blurred my portrait (hint: facial recognition)
btw, uninstall (if rooted) or at least disable this app — it's the culprit.
Yep same issue here. I don't think it's an 8.1 issue as I've had 8.1 for a while and this issue just started showing up the past week or so. I do get the beta on the Google app so that's what I think it might be. [link]
Hmmm—let's see, when you go to your Bluetooth settings do you see your Pixel Buds say connected and "no media"?
A workaround is to toggle Bluetooth on/off:
If above doesn’t work, try the following:
I would make sure to do the last steps five steps to prevent this from happening again to you. Also, if you do to Bluetooth settings > Pixel Buds settings > make sure you have Phone calls, Media audio, HD Audio AAC are turned on.
Are you on the latest public Google App? I'm on 7.17+
Google Now is a prerequisite.
The task has now been imported. The shortcut should now work, but if it doesn't, then follow the next steps:
For example the first screenshot (with read background). There is absolutely no reason to have that much blank space right at the top of the screen. You could move the whole thing up by a lot to get more space at the bottem for GNow cards.
Google does this, but it's based off your browsing patterns. You can also elect to not receive certain types of articles, and can add your own interests, etc etc
They are not the same app.. they are 2 different apps
Google Now Launcher
okay google comes from the "google" android app: [link]
Its usually not included in any gapps packages, as normally the gapps stuff is just the proprietary apps that google doesnt distribute on the playstore.
This was removed in the latest google search update. I'm really bummed out too. Hopefully it's an oversight and they bring it back.
Reinstalled the app, restarted my CC a few times, still a black screen and only for crunchy 🤔
Do you have any beta programs running?
Like, my Google app is on the latest beta for instance
Yes. However, you need the Google app for it to work. You don't need to use Google Assistant/Now, or even use OK Google or Long press home, but, you do need the Google app.
You can't. Each of those is referring to either an Android, Home/Nest or other products linked to your account using Google Assistant.
To remove them, you need to disable/uninstall the Google App from them - which will leave your Android ridiculously crippled (no voice input, no Assistant, Home shits it and WearOS will not work).
edit: or unlink devices from your Google account
Ok I've just fixed this for myself FINALLY by opting out of the beta program for the Google app [link]
Fyi /u/pglive21 /u/pkrdimos /u/TheNorthPolePi It's worth a try
It's the Google App beta you want: [link]
See this picture for where the beta panel is... [link]
You keep saying Google which doesn't help your case.
By Google, do you mean this Google Search app?
If so maybe clear the cache and defaults and see if that helps
Make sure you're on the latest public built of the Google app from the Google Play Store. The app was just updated yesterday afternoon.
To check what firmware your Pixel Buds are on, while your Pixel Buds are connected:
Press and hold your Home button > click "Headphone settings" > under "Firmware version"
Install Google app or sideload Pixel XL launcher
Don't know if this link will work but you can try it:
If not, just go to the Google app page inside the store (search "Google" and click the Google app with the "G" logo) and then scroll down towards the bottom. Should see an option to enroll into the beta.
The app's just called Google.
In the app go to settings-->google assistant settings-->news
Edit, or possibly google assistant depending on your phone. [link]
Everyone in this thread should give the Google App a 1 star review in the play store with their feedback on this change.
yup it already in the Google app from the playstore. [link]
If you have root you can modify a system file to get it right now. Otherwise you will have to wait until google enables it for your phone.
No he/she means the Google app:
Also you need to make sure that you have voice typing enabled as a keyboard input. Once those two conditions are met, just go to Gboard Settings -> Preferences to toggle the voice button on or off.
Believe it or not, the Google App (not the launcher app) governs this.
The Google App updated to its latest release last night which explains the change he is seeing.
If you have the Google App installed on your android phone. [link]
Then you can add the Weather Widget to your home screen.
You can uninstall the Google assistant or at least disable it for good. Uninstall this app: [link]
After that set your assistant to nothing and the Google assistant won't be there.
It works on Samsung phones. I don't know for other brands.
What device / ROM? Get Voice depends on Google App to obtain voice data and transcribe it. I know the new Huawei phones void of GMS will suffer.
I just tried this again, after the most recent Kindle Fire OS update, and it worked! The download button opened in Google Play, and what you have to install is the Google app... [link]
Could be your Google App; had it break AutoVoice for me a while back. Would work once in continuous, then just blip out after. Are you able to Uninstall Updates / update it?
[link] is the app in question (AutoVoice needs it for voice recognition).
Google Beta app
Google photo app
Can't update them....
Just left a 1 star review for Google. We can't let them get away with this guys. Let's show them who really has control.
I hope I'm not doing it on the wrong one 🙄
Other than Package Installer others can be removed.
But there are two package installers. One by google and one by miui. I think it should be safe to remove miui one.
Google App means this one [link]
Edit: From that list you can remove SMS Extra as well. It it for the Mi Message feature in Messages.
AutoVoice doesn't even have Location permissions, so it's not that. It relies on the Google app to do the recognition, so is likely that.
>u/waiting4singularity - google.quicksearchbox throws exception dead system im having crashes / reboots, i dont know why. a new approach to tracing this issue gave me a notice quicksearchbox throws this error...
The Google search app (com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox) downloaded from Play Store works fine on a Galaxy S5 G900M LineageOS 16.0 klte build 2020-03-01 + Open GApps Pico.
Where did you get the Google app from?
Did you clean install LineageOS + Open GApps in one go without booting in System in between as described in LineageOS Wiki - Google apps?
BTW you forgot to mention your device model & LineageOS version + build date. ;)
>...a new approach to tracing this issue...
Which "new approach" exactly? Is that capturing a logcat?
No not the browser I mean for example you have my app downloaded and its currently inactive (you don't have it opened) but instead your MainActivity is that you are searching something on Google, and you gave my app permission to read your queries and you currently searched for for example How To Download Google Chrome my app should get that query and next i will use Google API to search image results of your query. and its literally the whole content my app is gonna include, user will aknowledgebly download the app with the awareness that this app only serves the purpose of why he downloaded it, so why it is ethically wrong?
This app works on all Android phones and should be already on your phone.
In the app, go to more, settings, voice
There is a app in the play store simply called the Google app. It needs to be installed/updated to latest version. People who don't own a Home use it for Google Assistant. As such it shares many settings with the Home app.
Edit. Found the link for you.
You use an old version of this app, for which account linking is no longer supported. Upgrade the app if you want to add devices.
I believe it means an update to the Google App.
Ahhh, try rolling back this app [link] to an older version.. It's the time of year they love to eff around with us.
edit: This deals with trusted voice at least
Assuming your on android, Check if you've enrolled yourself in the Google app's beta program. That was my issue when I faced this. rolled back to the standard version and I could pair with philips hue again.
Did you check the Google app?
Check that it's not the beta version and language settings from the menu on the bottom right.
I'm not sure but I think you can use your Google Assistant via the official Google app. I'm not sure because I haven't used the Google Assistant that much.
However, if you are gonna try Microsoft Launcher, they just updated it and it now comes with Cortana (Microsoft's official assistant).
Click Google app icon icon looks like this or Play Store, say "OK Google" and it will ask you if you want to opt in. There's also a setting to allow it to listen for "OK Google" prompt.
Maybe are you facing intents delays caused by buggy latest versions of Google App.
You may try to switch to Google Beta channel to quicker get updates.
1) Uninstall Google App and reinstall from Google:
2) Uninstall and reinstall latest version from APKMirror
Okay, after some lurking around on the Internet, I found the solution to get Google Assistant
Sign up for the Beta on the Google App and Google Play Services
Wait until the Beta signup process is done (should take no more than a couple of minutes), then check both apps to see if they have updated themselves, if not, just do it manually
Clear data for both apps (Settings -> Apps)
Open the Google App, go to Settings from the hamburger menu, and you should now see Google Assistant on the top!
you can get google assistant ... first the device language need to be English then you have to get the beta version of Google app [link] and Google play services [link] by scrolling all the way down on Google play I think you have to wait a couple minutes to get the updated beta version.. then go to Google app setting force stop and clear data after that open google app slide from the left to right then setting and there should be google assistant setting.. sorry if my English isn't very good
Make sure your Google app is installed and enabled. I tested disabling it and when I did the microphone disappeared just like you described.
This is what it did: [link]
Edit: It also removed the option in the Gboard Settings.
The latest Google app beta ([link]) appears to fix this; version 220.127.116.11 ... You need to sign up for the beta, but you can do that via the play store. I get normal readback of the text even w/ media volume set to zero now.
Thanks! I was alredy using English, but I was missing "Google app":
Now works like a charm. I will give it a try. Thanks!
Ne znam šta imaš, ali koristim onu Google aplikaciju. Pored ostalih stvari ima baš i prognozu. Samo u podešavanjima podesiš grad u kojem živiš...recimo uveče ti stigne notifikacija da će sutra biti x stepeni toplije/hladnije nego danas ili da očekuješ kišu i slično. Imaju iz sata u sat prognozu samo što nije toliko precizna kada gledaš za recimo 5-6 dana unapred. Ali za sutra je odlična, 7/7. Koriste IBM-ov servis weather.com
I noticed your problem, and remembered a few guys on google's app-store had the same problem after one of their updates for the "Google" app, so this might not be your headphones fault.
> Robert Neal January 1, 2016
>Opens up automatically Every time I am on another app the voice search keeps opening up every five minutes. Thinking about uninstalling if it keeps happening.
> Destiny Hall December 23, 2015
> Let me listen to my music! When I have headphones in my device it'll think i'm going to voice search EVERY DANG SECOND. I don't even say anything and that will happen but this doesn't occur when no headphones are in which is weird.
I have my app disabled and can't verify but it seems you are not alone. Personal recommendation if you want to keep that feature...uninstall all the updates and if possible find one that was before all the complaints on their page happen. Most posts there have dates and you can compare them to the versions on other sites.
Google's very own Google app is probably the one you saw.
Such a role model. NOT!
just an FYI, most (if not all) "beta available" apps have an option down towards the bottom of the app page (on mobile) to join the beta for said app.
that being said.
It was caused by a bad google app release. There is a new release today. [link]
That's actually better. Blue is the color of the Google search app for Android and of the "G" in "Google".
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EDIT: Download link updated, version 1.1!
Here's the link
UPDATE: Version 2.0 is out! Here's the link.
He meant Google Play. This is the app in question, I believe.
Hit delete to revert to a previous version should temporarily fix it
Chrome in not the worst.
No problem, just install the Google app and it should work.
Hmm. Uninstall reinstall Google? [link]
Jup, also had this with this app from Google.
Using Google Play Store 5.12.10
Updated this app recently? [link]
If so, may very well be to blame. I'm still using 18.104.22.168
Exactly the same thing happening on my Galaxy S9+ and my wife's iPhone X. Started within the last week for me. I've tried a few things and nothing is working...
Edit: We're not alone:
Looks like app was updated on 7/19 and lots of people having this problem since then:
The weather interface is part of the Google app.
Here's links to the apps in the play store, I'm not 100% sure on how they correlate to "Hey, Google" rollout, but I'd say just to be safe make sure they're all properly updated.
Google Play Services (hidden in play store unless you have a direct link)
Download from play store
Do you have the google app installed?
No no, I use gmail/chrome and all that. Just the google app I froze. this one
It's the Google Search widget. Do you have the app Google app installed?
<strong>Google Now</strong> You can set google now to understand nicknames for people. For example I can say "call my boyfriend" and it asks me which contact is my boyfriend, and then the next time I say "call my boyfriend" it will call that contact. So your friend could set "call my aunt" or something to call 911. Or even just "call 911" if it doesn't need to be secretive.
<strong>Kitestring</strong> Not an app, but very useful. You set up your emergency contact numbers, and then you text the Kitestring number when you're heading out, and give a time when you should be at your destination. If you don't text back within that time period, Kitestring sends a message to your numbers saying that you're in danger.
<strong>Nova Launcher</strong> Or any launcher I think. You can make a widget on your home screen that calls a number on tap.
Sorry if I am late, really sorry visit this:
Hit delete to revert to a previous version should temporarily fix the issue
Hit delete to revert to a previous version is a temporary fix
Hit delete to revert to a previous version is the temporary fix
[link] is not a browser per say
Is that the app you are referring to?
Uninstall, then update again worked for me.
This issue had been driving me nuts for a few weeks.
Just fixed it by updating my Google app.
Have you diabled/uninstalled Google App? It needs this for voice recognition.
If the reboot doesn't work, try rolling back updates from Google App
Has your Google app updated recently? That is very likely to blame, as that's what provides it.
Just the default Google app. [link]
Day date weather is THIS
My CCTV widgets are from an app called TinyCam and they are displaying my three Wyze cams.
The icons are Whicons
The google search bar is the standard one..
The Animated border is very customizable and can even be configured to work around the 6t teardrop cam.
Sadly a screenshot doesn't show it off well but checkout the app Here for more info.
Dark Mode throughout with accents set to red with screen brightness on AUTO, not cranked to MAX, hence not screen-burn from launch day to now.
Sorry Redditb language
Hit uninstall here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
>Play store doesn't update anything system related afaik, at least not with android 5 or 6. It only updates apps.
Google Services , Webview , Carrier Services , Google Services AR, Play Services/ Store, etc.
A variety of other drivers like radio, BT, etc depending your specific device.
>There's a caveat here too: some apps don't push updates for old android versions
Do you have a real world example of a major app you are using that latest updates are blocked on your device?
The majority of apps support Android 5+ which about 5 years old at this point, many 4.4.
The bleeding edge beta of YouTube, for example, still supports Android 4.4
Same with Chrome:
I had a Samsung Note 4 running Android 6 until recently and never ran into an app that did not work or did not remain up to date.
While I am sure there are specialty/niche/bleeding edge examples, many coupling hardware needs like AR and Camera features, it holds true that your device continues to work same or better than when you bought it.
It also depends on [link]
It's this one:
There should be an uninstall button
You referring to this Google app? I followed your steps and there is nothing about widgets
The standard Google app. Not sure if this link works or not but try here [link]
This one... [link]
The google app:
App link: [link]
edit: let me know if this all helps!
Isn't it part of this?
google assistant Is in the Google app.
And are you a beta-tester for the Google app?
It's a Moto g 5 plus. It's just the Google app:
Are you on the latest version of the public Google app?
Hey, I'm not sure if your device is affected by this announcement Pixel Buds issue with the Google Assistant on Android Oreo
Have you tried to upgrade to the latest Google App 7.17
For troubleshooting your Pixel Buds and case I would, reset your charging case the 60 second hold seemed to helps a lot of people to get their buds up and running.
Esatto, l'app di cui parlo è questa.
its literally called "google app" in the app list.
its this one:
I use Wunderlist, Google Inbox, and Google Now aka Google Search on my phone to control most of my life.
I use Wunderlist for my task in list or projects. I use Google inbox to bring an email back up at certain time. I use Google search app on my phone set appointments and reminders. Google search app integrate with Google inbox. So reminders set in Google search app will show in inbox and vicea versa.
When something pops on my head I open Google search (or say OK Google) and say remind me to do X. You can also says stuff like remind me when I get home to do X. Remind me when I get to Kroger to get X.
I'm use an Android phone but I believe you can do all of this with iOS using Google Apps from the iOS app store.
Google inbox is another format for Gmail.
Video comparing Gmail and Inbox
You could use Google inbox to handle reminders as well.
Planners don't work too well for me. I use Wunderlist, Google Inbox, and Google Now aka Google Search on my phone to control most of my life.
Is it not available in Germany?
No, it is literally <strong>the</strong> Google app itself.
Google now does it, it should be installed or you can get it from the play store.
My devices include a Nexus 5, 5x, 10 and an Xperia Z5c. the app is already installed on all of these devices from the factory but I cant update any of them. Anybody else? Just me? What gives?
Play Store: [link]
Available update screen: [link]
Play Store mobile page: [link]
Google search app? Which one is that? This one [link] ?
The top one is "Google". Come on everyone, lets download Google.
Yeah, you could try this
download Google Now instead?
Make sure you have this app installed. [link]
Edit: Nevermind...just saw below that you already solved this.
Well, the real-time translation is exclusive to the Pixel Buds + Pixel line. Some of the requirements are:
You can see the full requirements here.
With that being said you can use the Google Translate app in your phone without the Pixel Buds, but the benefit of using Pixel Buds is the seamless integration between your Assistant and the Google Translate right in your ear. Plus, Pixel Buds are premium wireless earphones featuring rich, high-quality audio and some additional Google magic courtesy of the Google Assistant.
Yes, it does require you to sign in so it can track your personal information and is much slower if you don't, but it's not actually serving you ads while you're telling it to make a call. If it is, either you're using a different version of Google Now than me or you have a virus. It is scraping your information and probably recording your call so it can serve you targeted ads while you browse the web, sure, but the Ok Google popup doesn't say "listening...ps buy gold" and it doesn't blare "1-800-used-cars" in the middle of your call. Or if you're actually using Voice Search to make calls like you say, then of couse it has ads and makes your call slowly, because Google Voice Search isn't for that purpose. It adds a microphone icon to your home screen Google Search bar and shows you search results, that's all it does, and of course there are ads in the search results. Here is the Google Now app I'm using, to avoid any confusion. It just shows me weather forecasts, news, sports scores, and operates my phone with my voice, no ads, although as I said, it does collect your information in the background to serve you ads elsewhere and a Google account is required for that.
And yes, if you ask Google Maps to show you nearby restaurants, it will show you a list of nearby restaurants listed by star rating (presumably the recommendations you're talking about), would you say your phonebook is showing you vet ads if you flip to the Vetrinarians page? If you ask it to show you something to eat, it can't order a pizza or make a sandwich, of course it gives you a list of restaurants in its database, and yes, some of them paid to be at the top of the recommendations list, but it's still showing you exactly what you asked for. When you browse over the map, it will show the locations of and information about various businesses. That's the whole point, it's like a phone and address book you can pan and zoom over, and just because it has the pizza place marked on the map as well as your mom's house doesn't mean it's showing you an ad for the pizza place. If it didn't, it would be an inaccurate map.