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Google Has Killed Home Mini's Touch Feature

Google Has Killed Home Mini's Touch Feature

Taking the issue into consideration, Google finally made a decision to remove the top panel functionality of the Home Mini, which is seen as the culprit behind the speaker's repeated recording, The Verge reported.

It is not yet known if Google will bring back the top panel functionality of Home Mini in the near future.

Good news everyone, you can now order a Google Home Mini from the Google Store or JB Hifi with the smart speaker set to ship out and arrive in-store from the 24th of October.

The consumers will be able to continue to be able to control the device using the "Ok Google" or "Hey Google" hotwords.

With this case, it appears that the Google Home Mini would activate the audio recording feature without the user saying "OK, Google".

"My Google Home Mini was inadvertently spying on me 24/7 due to a hardware flaw", Russakovskii wrote.

Google was quick to respond to complaints and discovered that the physical button that can be used to invoke the Assistant was registering ghost touches, thus activating the feature. Odds are, if you do your research, you will find some search results about the secret-recording issue. Also in 2018, users will have the option to link their Target.com and Google accounts for more personalization, similar to the deal Walmart announced in August. You get it in the mail, open it up, and try using its various features.

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Later, customers will be able to add their REDcard to Google Express and receive 5 percent off most Target items, including free shipping.

Google initially launched voice shopping through the Google Assistant and Home device alongside Costco and Walgreens earlier this year. The voice-command service also will be available soon via the Google Assistant function on eligible Android phones and iPhones.

And that's the real issue: This fiasco has the potential to follow Google, as well as its Home efforts, down the line.

A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker.

Target has been testing the Google Express service in California and New York City for a while now, and today it announced that everyone in the contiguous USA can now order its products through the service.

Unless Google manages this crisis carefully, this worry about constant recording - again, a trust issue - could spill into other Google products.


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