06-16-2019 10:29 AM
Hi, Does anyone know if the Smart clock has or is going to get 'Continued Conversation' on the Google Assistant? Or is there any specific reason why it doesnt have these features?
I recently purchased the smart clock and it doesnt seem to have Continued Conversation, or the ability to stop and alarm / timer by just saying 'STOP' unlike other GA devices I have.
Both my Lenovo 8" smart display, and my Nest Home Hub have these features, which I find very useful and intuitive.
I would have expected the Smart clock to have these features being the very latest product. (PS my device updated to latest OS when it first booted up).
06-18-2019 05:18 AM
Welcome to the Community,
Both the Hub & Display did not ship with Continued Conversation, both launched a few months after.
As for this in the Smart Clock, it is currently not available, Google plans to release but we do not have a concrete date.
Once the feature becomes available, I will be posting about it here.
06-18-2019 05:22 AM
06-18-2019 05:26 AM
Yes, agree, I love it.
It will get there, early tech is always tricky and Google Assistant is constantly evolving.
As you encounter issues make sure you always ask the device to send feedback so google see that, and also post about it here.
I am regularly talking to my Google counterpart and working through issues to make sure you guys have the best experience possible.
Gonna be a bumpy road at times but I am committed.
07-02-2019 11:21 AM
Definitely surprised the Smart Clock didn't have Continued Conversation out of the box, since the Smart Display had it added earlier this year (or maybe it was even end of last year). I do like the clock, great addition to the nightstand, but Continuous Conversation is basically a necessity at this point - hopefully it is coming soon!
07-03-2019 12:53 PM
The Clock and the Display run on different instances of Android Things so features will likely launch at different times and some might even be absent from the clock altogether, where it doesn't make sense due to form factor or hardware limitations. Having said that, I heard from a little birdy that some exciting news about the clock are coming. Stay tuned.
08-21-2019 09:13 AM
I recieved some replies from Lenovo via Twitter regarding continued conversation and Lenovo devices not being able to connect to Bluetooth speakers which stated they have no idea when this will happen. The only answer you get is submit feedback, which I've done several times, several ways. I've spoke to several employees of both Lenovo and Google and it's a little disappointing no one at either company has a clue about features being added or a time frame for doing so. A couple employees actually thought the devices could connect to external speakers and tried talking me through it only to find it wasn't possible. Coming from a manufacturing background its unheard of for my company to not have projections and lead times we can share with our customers. We can't always meet the deadline but at least our customers know it's in the works.
08-22-2019 05:21 AM
Great I'll give it a try.
im a bit disappointed that my So is speakers (now with google assistant) aren't available as a speaker from the Lenovo smart clock.
Neither are they avaiabale on the Nest home hub so it could be a Sonos thing rather than Lenovo.