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Nest Hub browser gets on-screen keyboard in latest update India News, The Indian Express



The Nest Hub with its on-screen browser keyboard
9to5Google

You probably never noticed, but the Nest Hub has a built-in browser. Better yet, the latest version of Cast OS (or Fuchsia OS on the first-generation Nest Hub) adds a keyboard to the Nest Hub̵

7;s browser, so you can navigate web pages well.

First noticed by 9to5Google, the onscreen keyboard appears when you press a text or search field on a web page. The layout is similar to the virtual keyboard in Chrome OS and can be minimized at any time.

To try the on-screen keyboard, you must first open a browser window. However, it is a bit difficult to do this. You should ask your Google Assistant something that can return Wikipedia results, such as “Who is Jake the Snake?”. Assistant answers the question and displays a Wikipedia icon which, when pressed, opens Wikipedia in the browser.

If you want to go to a particular website, you can ask Google Assistant questions like “What is Weather.com”, then open its Wikipedia page and hope it has an embedded link to the site you want to visit.

While the Nest Hub’s new built-in browser keyboard is somewhat useless (since the browser is so difficult to open), it shows that Google is interested in expanding the capabilities of the Nest Hub. A good browser can reduce the need for voice commands, which can appeal to users with accessibility needs or privacy concerns.

The 1.54 update is still rolling out and it may take a few days or weeks to reach your Nest Hub. Not that it matters much unless you’re a big fan of the Nest Hub’s browser.

Source: Google via 9to5Google




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