Google Assistant update arrives OTA on a OnePlus 3

Google Assistant update arrives OTA on a OnePlus 3
As you probably know by now, Google Assistant is rolling out to all Android handsets powered by Android 6.0 or higher. Because it is being done as an OTA update to Google Play Services, it does not require a lengthy testing period for carriers and phone manufacturers. One of our loyal Phone Arena readers dropped us a note tonight to tell us that he has received Google Assistant for his OnePlus 3.

Google Assistant is the latest AI virtual personal assistant for Android users. Unlike Google Now, Assistant is more conversational. With something like 500 million Android devices slated to receive Google Assistant, it might take some time before the update hits your phone. Still, as we can see from our tipster's OnePlus 3, the update is indeed beginning to land on Android handsets. Who knows, perhaps yours will be next!

Our tipster tells us that the update was received Monday morning. He sent us some screenshots that you can peruse by clicking on the slideshow below.

Thanks for sending this in, Ankit Soni!

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Great! I'll try it on...

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Alan, I suggest you and all Phone Authors, do mention of the username of PA readers in your articles when they tip you guys... as I think it is a better way of giving credits to us when we tip you guys, thus encouraging us to be even faster at tiping you guys when a new news-worthy stuff comes up! When you end with "Thanks for sending this in" or "Thanks for the tip", please display the tipster's username, because it is credit which the source of a breaking news deserves!

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Agreed. +1

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yo, Podrick! I feel you, bruh. Cheers.

5. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Agreed +1


Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

I'm using OnePlus 3 with English US as language but no Assistant here!

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Nothing yet on mine, then again I don't even have it on my Pixel C. Thanks Google.

8. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I've had it on my T-Mobile Note 5 for about 2 hours after this article was posted. Fun to use, conversation is well thought out & informative, easy, effective

9. JohnDough

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Just received the Google Assistant on my LG G5

10. Sagarthukral

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Received it OTA on Galaxy S7 in India this morning.

11. Adaikal

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

I got Google assistant in OnePlus 3t today. I'm from India

12. Shubham13

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Nexus 5x also get Google Assistant

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