Google Announce Voice Assistant Roll Out To Android Users
Google’s challenger to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, originally only available through its Pixel smartphone, will be rolling out this week to other versions of Android.
At this time, only handsets running on Nougat or Marshmallow will be able to receive the feature via software update, with LG’s G6 set to be the first non-Pixel phone touting the voice assistant.
Google announced the move via their blog with Gummi Hafsteinsson saying that “our goal is to make the Assistant available anywhere you need it. It came to Android Wear 2.0—via new smartwatches—just a few weeks ago and, as we previewed in January, the Assistant is also coming to TVs and cars. With this update, hundreds of millions of Android users will now be able to try out the Google Assistant. What will you ask first?”
Compatible phones in the US will be the first to update, with the UK, Australia, Canada and Germany following soon after.