Google Assistant starts rolling out to Android 6 and 7 devices

Finally, Google has started rolling out its Google Assistant to Android Phones running Marshmallow or Nougat. It means Google’s digital Assistant no longer requires a Pixel phone or the Allo app to work. However, there are some pre-requisites for hardware also. Users will need a phone with Google Play Services minimum 1.5 GB RAM, 720p screen along with Android Marshmallow or Nougat. To check whether it’s available for you, long press the Home button on your Android phone. If Google Now is launched, then it’s not available yet.

According to the official Google blog, Google Assistant will now come integrated in smartphones other than the Pixel and Nexus series. The rollout has already started on Thursday but it will be a gradual rollout starting for the English users in US. Next will be Canada, Australia and Germany. German users will get the Google Assistant in their native language. Other users who have selected their native language will have to have till the next year. The LG G6 has claimed the crown of first non-Google device to feature Google Assistant. But now we can expect that all new compatible devices will integrate this feature by default.

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