Google Assistant has been one of the biggest parts of Google’s foresight for Android smartphones over the next few years. The company first showcased it to the world with the Google Allo app. Following that it was made available to the Google Pixel users. Then it was announced for the LG G6, as well as the Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. It was later announced for all the Android smartphones running on Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. The update that brings the Assistant has started rolling out from today.
This announcement was made by Google during the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona. Following that there was a massive anticipation as to when it would start rolling out. Google has today said that Google Assistant has been made available on ‘eligible Android devices’ starting today.
The Google Assistant will first be made available on Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat smartphones in the US. it will then be followed by Australia, Canada and the UK. “Your Google Assistant helps you get more done, in your world. And starting today, it’s rolling out to Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices with Google Play Services. To get started, touch and hold the Home button,” Google said in its official blog post.
Users will not even have to download a separate app to make use of the features of the Google Assistant as it would be a part of an automatic update, following which it would just show up by pressing and holding the home button for a while. The rumors of the Google Assistant arriving on non-Pixel smartphones had been around for a really long time, and it is finally happening. Google is declaring a direct attack on other personal assistants with this move! Quite an interesting update from Google. If your phone gets the Google Assistant, comment below and share your experience with us.