Accidental Google alpha roll out adds Google Assistant to some non-Pixel phones
While it most likely is Google's intention to widen the distribution of Google Assistant over time, the accidental roll out of version 6.13 of Google has brought the AI feature early to handsets like the Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Alcatel Idol 4 among others. Some of those who have sideloaded the new version of Google have been greeted with Google Assistant once they pressed on the home button, similar to how Google Now on Tap is activated
Before you get terribly excited, the settings for Assistant only mentions the Pixel phones, which increases the odds that this is just a mistake. The accidental roll out has allowed users to also discover a new feature to Google called "Recent" that will show recently requested search topics. And a new weather card appears to be in the process of getting tested.
There still could be a rather long period of time ahead before Google officially adds Google Assistant to non-Pixel handsets. If you were able to install the accidental update and ended up with Google Assistant, tell us all about it by using the comment box, below.
source: AndroidPolice via 9to5Google