Last November, Ambient Mode rolled out to several Android phones following a debut on Nokia and Lenovo devices at IFA 2019. OnePlus announced this evening that the proactive Google Assistant experience will soon be available on its phones.
OnePlus partnered with Google to bring Ambient Mode to the OnePlus 3 from 2016 and newer devices. The staged rollout “might take up to a week.” Once available, you’ll see a notification to set-up the Assistant-powered feature while your phone is charging. It can also be enabled manually by visiting Google App Settings > Assistant > Devices (Phone).
This means that the mode will be available for all OnePlus smartphone right from the OnePlus 3 to the latest OnePlus 7T Pro. Giving insights on the Ambient Mode, the company wrote, “It is a “proactive” Google Assistant experience that is available whenever the device is being charged. You can access proactive information and suggestions on weather, agenda, entertainment, reminders, and more. The feature can also be used to turn a phone into a digital photo frame or as the interface to control smart home devices, such as lights, or music players.”
Google had announced the feature at IFA last year. This mode turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a smart display by showing information from your calendar, the current weather, your notifications, your reminders, music controls, and your smart home controls. It can even show photos from Google Photos, turning your smartphone or tablet into a digital photo frame. The final aspect is a row of quick actions for Assistant smart home devices.