The Assistant Smart Displays acquired a Search shortcut at the same time that Fuchsia was broadly released for the Nest Hub Max, and oddly, this shortcut now opens Google.com directly.
When you swipe up from the bottom of the screen on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, an app launcher appears on the screen. Google unveiled one for Search at the end of the previous month, which is just a magnifying glass icon. Similar to Timer, it is set against a light blue background. Two days after we discovered it, Google officially announced added it.
When you tapped Search back then, a page of text directing you to ask by voice appeared. Recently, the shortcut has been changed to link you to an older version of google.com with the built-in browser. The keyboard appears when you click the search bar, but no other controls do. The top bar should display the current URL, let you to go back and forward, launch text-to-speech (TTS), and change the text size.
Once you’ve entered a query, there isn’t a field to conduct another search on the results screen. As a result, we’re unsure if this is a feature of the new shortcut or an accident. A voice-first gadget should not force you to utilize a keyboard, and this could be confusing the Hey Google, open website.com command.
The Nest Hub is unmistakably displaying a specific view reserved only for Google Search, which is the case for the first scenario.
On a second-generation Nest Hub and Hub Max running the most recent stable firmware, we were able to duplicate this behavior.
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