Chromebooks look ready to ditch ‘OK Google’ – is Google Assistant on the way?



It appears Chromebooks are pumping the brakes on the built-in "OK Google" voice search command to make room for Google Assistant.

The Chrome OS-powered laptops look to be depreciating the voice feature used for basic searches, according to repositories spotted by Chrome Unboxed. And with this shift, Google Assistant appears primed to take over for users' Google-related needs.

Previously, users could go through their Chromebook's settings to setup instant search via an "OK, Google" prompt, but the report claims this functionality is taking a back seat to a more front-and-center process for the feature-heavy Google Assistant.

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