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Google brings back touch controls for Home Mini speaker

Google had earlier disabled touch functionality owing to privacy concerns.

  • Published: December 11, 2017 9:19 AM IST
Google Home Mini Speaker

After disabling touch input functionality owing to privacy concerns, Google is bringing back play and pause tap buttons to its compact smart speaker Home Mini. According to a report in The Verge on Saturday, Home Mini users will now be able to long press the volume buttons on either side of the device to control music, news, alarms and phone calls. Also Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali

In October, Google disabled the feature after a privacy issue was reported in which the Mini was registering “phantom” touches and recording more often than intended, said CNET. With the top touch function, you could also wake up the Google Assistant built into Mini and issue a voice command. Also Read - Over 600 illegal loan lending apps available on different App stores in India: RBI report

The update is being rolling out to Home Mini units that are enrolled in Google’s software preview programme. Google recently rolled out an update that will allow you to use Home speakers as intercom systems in your house. People can broadcast their voice from Google Assistant on smartphones or voice-activated speakers like Google Home. Also Read - Google Pixel 6a key specifications appear online, tipped to get custom Tensor chipset

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  • Published Date: December 11, 2017 9:19 AM IST

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