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Google Assistant is coming to your Android phone soon

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Google Assistant is coming to your Android phone soon

On the heels of LG G6's official unveiling at MWC today — which, in case you didn't know already, is the first non-Pixel phone to come with Google Assistant out of the box — Google announced that the smarts of its AI assistant will be gracing more phones in the very near future.

Starting this week, smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat will be getting an OTA update for Google Play Services that will enable Google Assistant.

The new feature will be rolling out to English language users in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK, and German-speaking users in Germany, starting as early as this week. Support for more languages will be added in the coming months, the Big G promises.

It is currently unclear whether every single smartphone out there running Android Marshmallow and up would fit the bill to receive the update, but one thing we know for sure is that, in order to use Google Assistant, you must have Google Play Services installed on your device. This means that Android smartphones from certain regions that are not supported by Play Services will not be receiving Google Assistant.

Also expect to see a lot more Android smartphones launching with Google Assistant from the get-go.

source: Google

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posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:40 1

1. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


As phone upgrades get more and more boring and miniscule year-over-year(*cough*G6*cough*), these kind of updates make me happy and use my phone for longer.

Super happy with my Oneplus 3 and probably won't upgrade this year.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:45

2. IosDroid (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


I'm happy it's coming because I've been using Google Now a lot lately and it's just not good enough. Like, for example, you can't even tell it to turn the screen off.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:45

3. IosDroid (Posts: 94; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


I'm happy it's coming because I've been using Google Now a lot lately and it's just not good enough. Like, for example, you can't even tell it to turn the screen off.

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:48

4. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1055; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Well Google. As long as you only support 2 languages who cares........

posted on 26 Feb 2017, 09:49

5. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)


My somy xperia x performance is ready

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