As promised, Google has started pushing an update to bring the Google Assistant to more Android smartphones. Earlier to this, Google’s personal voice assistant was available exclusivity to the Google Pixel smartphones. Google Assistant is now available to eligible Android devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But that is not enough, Google has also specified some other device requirements.
Android smartphones running on Nougat and Marshmallow also must have at least 1.5GB of RAM, and a 720p resolution display to get Assistant’s new features.
Google Assistant is not rolling out to all regions at once, English language users in the US will see it show up first, followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. It will automatically come to eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow through an update via Google Play Service. Google also said that it will add more languages to the Google Assistant this year.
Users will be able to access the Google Assistant just by saying “Ok Google” or just long press on the Home button to perform tasks including translation, get directions and many more.
With the Google Assistant on Android phones, you have your own personal, helpful Google right in your pocket. Google says we’ll see Google Assistant on newly announced partner devices, such as the LG G6 and some others from HTC, Huawei, Samsung and Sony.