Google Assistant is a sophisticated personal assistant that is built using robust AI algorithms. It was unveiled during Google I/O keynote on May 18, 2016, and it first featured on Google Pixel phones: Pixel and Pixel XL. It has been one of the USPs of Pixel phones, so Google confined the service to them. LG G6 is the first non-pixel phone to come with Google Assistant out of the box.
We had reported a few days ago that Google Assistant would be rolled out to more devices soon. Today, Google just announced that it will start rolling out Google Assistant from today to Android phones running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat with Google play services installed. The announcement was made on Google’s official Twitter handle. Also, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc, confirmed it on his official Twitter page. Google’s Youtube channel has uploaded a video where you can see users flaunting Google Assistant on their phones.
The update will first roll out to users in US, Australia, Canada, and the UK. According to some unofficial reports, users in India will start receiving the update in 15 days. We will let you when we receive any concrete update on this.
For beginners, Google Assistant is the successor of Google Now. It is more interactive and informative than its predecessor. It has been integrated into the Android ecosystem: Android phones, Android TV, Android Wear 2.0, etc. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker that is also powered by Google Assistant. Once setup in your home, it makes your life easy by answering any questions you throw at it. It can also save your shopping wishlist, control other devices like Google Chromecast, Nest, and Philips Hue, and throw reminders based on your schedule.
In a nutshell, it enriches users experience by easing day-to-day tasks. We are eagerly waiting to use it in India. Are you waiting too? Let us know in the comments section below.