- Xiaomi devices with MIUI 10.2.1 get Google Assistant shortcut.
- MIUI 10 brings navigation gesture for Xiaomi devices but this removes the standard method of invoking Google Assistant.
- A short press on the power button enables the Google Assistant.
Xiaomi announced its MIUI 10 back when it launched the Mi 8 series of smartphones in China. The UI skin that sits on top of the Android operating system comes with full-screen gesture support. However, when one uses gestures on MIUI 10, the software navigation buttons are removed and one cannot boot up the Google Assistant in the standard way of pressing down on the home button. However, XDA Developers spotted that a new option has been added with the MIUI 10.2.1 update that enables one to use the power button to call up the smart assistant.