Google Assistant might come to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P with next "major" update

Google Assistant might come to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P with next
One of the best digital assistants in the smartphone industry, Google Assistant is likely to make its official debut on other Nexus devices. Exclusively available on the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, Google has been quite vague as to when the digital assistant will be added to more devices.

It appears that at least two of Nexus devices will be getting the Google Assistant in the not so distant future: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. According to sources familiar with Google's plans, Google Assistant will arrive on these two smartphones with the next “major” update.

Moreover, Google's Android TV director, Sascha Prüter confirmed that the Nexus Player will receive will receive the new feature as well. As to when exactly Google Assistant will arrive on all these devices, we're still in the dark. Although word is that it will arrive with the next “major” update, “major” could mean Android 7.1.2 or even Android 8 (or Android O).

All in all, those Nexus owners who can't wait for Google to bring its Assistant to their devices can install it through unofficial means whenever they want, though that will require a little bit of tinkering with their phones' software.

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I hope so. I'm holding on to my Nexus 6P for the time being and it will be nice to have Assistant on my phone.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You'll never use it

4. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Nah he will use it when it initially comes for a while then forget about it

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Maybe or maybe he would use it on his daily activities. I do use the Google now extensively, that why i bought the Google home.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I have assistant on my moto g. You can add a line to build prop and have it as long as you're on nougat. Its tricking the device that the model is pixel xl. Go on XDA and look.

3. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

I believe this is the latest word on when Google Assistant will come to Android TV http://www.droidturf.com/the-google-assistant-is-coming-to-android-tv/

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Makes sense. I don't see the need for Google to keep track of two apps that return the same results.

8. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

i don't want it on my nexus 5x...much like the google launcher

9. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

It's about time

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