Google had promised last week that they will be rolling out the Google Assistant feature to select smartphones running on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. At the moment only select smartphones like the Google Pixel come with Google Assistant inbuilt and recently announced LG G6 is the first non-Google device to come with Assistant pre-installed.
Google is not going to release the Assistant feature to all smartphone running on Android 7.0 Nougat or Android 6.0 Marshmallow device but there have set criteria for the devices to be eligible which we will be listing out below and the company is also not rolling out the update to all regions at once but in a phased manner.
How to check if my device is eligible for Google Assistant feature:
Your Android device should be running on
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat update
- 720p resolution display
- 1.5 GB of RAM or more
The regions which will be receiving the update are at the moment restricted to English language users in the US which is said to be followed by rollouts in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Google has mentioned that users with other languages will be getting the update later and Germany will be one of the first to get the update in the German language later this year.
Google Assistant is a pretty useful feature for smartphones as you can access all of Google features by just saying “Ok Google” or by pressing down on the
Home button. With Google Assistant you can ask for directions, take a screenshot without touching your phone, translate, book appointments, etc. Google Assistant is available with Android Wear 2.0 running smartwatches and Google has mentioned that it will be coming to their other products like TVs and Cars as well. This will surely help millions of Android users is simplifying life by taking use of the free personal Assistant in phones.