Google Assistant is coming to the hundreds of millions of Android devices running on Nougat 7.0 and Marshmallow 6.0.
The Google Assistant is like a personal intelligent assistant that helps you get things done by engaging in a two-way conversation. The Assistant is already available on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear. It will now be available to all Android phones running on Marshmallow 6.0 and above. The blog reads,
“Whether you need to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean or just a simple reminder to do laundry when you get home, your Assistant can help. With the Google Assistant on Android phones, you have your own personal, helpful Google right in your pocket.”
Just long press on the Home button or say “Ok Google” to get started. You can ask it to reserve a table at some restaurant, book plane tickets, search for the nearest gas station, search for your photos from last trip etc.
The Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to U.S., followed by Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Initially, it will be available in US & UK English and German languages. Additional languages will be incorporated over the coming year. Google’s goal is to “make the Assistant available anywhere you need it”.
It will automatically come to Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services. It will also be available on some newly announced partner devices, including the LG G6.
Assistant came to Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches just a few weeks ago and is also coming to TVs and cars.
Google will be demonstrating the Assistant on a number of Android partner phones, including HTC, Huawei, Samsung and Sony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week.
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