Google to roll out Assistant for more Android phones this week

Phones with Google Assistant

Heartily liked the Google Assistant feature of Google Pixel Smartphone? Can’t afford the expensive smartphone? If yes, don’t you have to worry as Google has announced that it will soon launch the Google Assistant for its Android 6.0 Nougat and Android 7.0 Marshmallow users. The Assistant is currently available on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear.

In a blog post, Google said that it will start rolling out the Google Assistant for Android 7.0 and even Android 6.0 from this week. Gummi Hafsteinsson, Product Lead, Google Assistant said, “The Assistant is already available on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear. Now we’re bringing it to even more people. Starting this week, the Google Assistant is coming to smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.”

Besides, LG recently announced that folks can enjoy the Google Assistant with its upcoming LG G6 smartphone, while, Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched its Google Assistant enabled Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus handsets in MWC’17.

“Our goal is to make the Assistant available anywhere you need it. It came to Android Wear 2.0—via new smartwatches—just a few weeks ago and, as we previewed in January, the Assistant is also coming to TVs and cars,” Gummi further added.

The roll out beginning this week will be earlier available for English users in U.S. And thereafter, English speakers from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom; followed by German users in Germany will get the chance to use the service on their phone. While users from other regions will have to wait a little bit more.

The tech giant further revealed that users will not have to wait for carrier updates like any another big update, as the Google Assistant will automatically come to the eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services.

After getting Assistant on your phone you must try following things by just long pressing the Home button or saying “Ok Google” to get started:

  • What’s my confirmation number for my London flight?
  • Take me to Museu Picasso.
  • Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe.
  • Do I need an umbrella today?
  • Turn on the living room lights.

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Rishabh, with six years of experience in the newspaper industry, has co-founded The TeCake in 2013. Apart from writing and editing articles on Technology at The TeCake, he also contributes to other esteemed newspapers.

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