New ‘Device Assist’ app helps you with all things Android

Nate Swanner - Dec 3, 2014, 11:25am CST
New ‘Device Assist’ app helps you with all things Android

Do you even know what’s going on with Android? If you’re a new user, probably not. There are a lot of subtle tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Android handset, and Google is finally acknowledging it’s not easy to know what those are. A new app, Device Assist, has landed on the Play Store today, and helps users discover all the neat little ways they can make their device last longer and provide the info they want. Well, so long as you have a Google-y android handset, that is.


The app is available only for Nexus and Google Play edition handsets stateside, and will be made available for Android One handsets outside of the US. The inclusion of Android One proves Google is dedicated to the emerging markets they’re entering, and don’t want users to get confused or annoyed with a new operating system (new to them, at least).

The app will feed users “proactive help” with detected issues like connectivity, battery woes, or GPS failures. Nexus and Google Play edition devices will get “easy access to live Google support”. Tips and tricks to improve the performance of your device are also going to come up now and then, too.

The app looks pretty basic, in so much that you’re being fed pretty generic tips about how to quickly charge your device or what Google Now is all about. It’s reminiscent of Apple’s Tips app they included with iOS 8; it’s just a little more insightful.

Source: Google Play


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