Latest beta version of Google app could automate Assistant on your lockscreen
The most up-to-date version of the Google app for Android phones is called v10.4. However, it is only available to those who participate in the Play Store's beta program. These users will find relatively few new features in this new form of the app. However, there are some tweaks that the company may be weighing up for release in its next general release.
The most prominent of these is a new possible setting in which a given phone's lockscreen shows certain prompts such as reminders for calendar entries and other scheduled events like flight departures. Google Assistant apparently comes up with these suggestions itself, then displays them on the lockscreen.
9to5Google uncovered references to this new potential setting while analyzing Google App v10.4's APK code. It may be called Proactive Personal Response, and could mirror a similar aspect of the mode a Pixel phone can adopt when placed on its own-brand wireless-charging Stand.
Besides this, a new condition in which a user who is also a Google One subscriber gains a colored ring around their profile picture is the only other real change to be found in the new beta.