Google introduced its artificial intelligence-powered smart assistant called Google Assistant last year. It came out with the Pixel smartphones that run on Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box. The company confirmed a couple of days ago that it will soon release Google Assistant for Android 6.0 devices and it’s following through on this promise today.
Google Assistant is now being rolled out for devices powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google also confirmed during its announcement at the Mobile World Congress 2017 that it’s going to release Google Assistant for third-party devices that are running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Basically what this means is that Assistant is now available for non-Pixel devices as long as they’re running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up.
Google Assistant is now being rolled out to English users in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It will also be rolled out to German speakers in Germany. The company has promised to continue adding more languages throughout the year. The company has posted a new ad on YouTube to confirm that Assistant is rolling out now.
You don’t have to do anything to get it on your phone if you’re in a supported market. Google has already explained that Assistant “will automatically come to eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services.”