The major selling point of the Google Pixel was the addition of new Google Artificial Intelligence (AI), Google Assistant. We had earlier reported that Google is rolling out the Google Assistant to the just-launched LG G6 and the Moto G5 at the MWC, 2017. It was later announced that Google will start rolling out Google Assistant which was earlier exclusive to Pixel Devices for all the devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0+ Nougat.
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Now, Google today on its blog post announced that the Google Assistant has started rolling out to all the devices with Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. The roll-out process is via a server-side update to the Google Play Services and the Google Assistant can hit your devices anytime.
Google in a blog post stated that : “Your Google Assistant helps you get more done, in your world. And starting today, it’s rolling out to Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices with Google Play Services. To get started, touch and hold the Home button.”
You will have to wait for the update to hit the devices through a server-side switch but there has been a beta testing program that has been started by Google. The beta program is live on Play Store and you can click on the “Become a beta tester” button to sign up for beta updates.
We believe that signing up for beta program can eventually speed up the process of getting the Google Assistant to your phone. Stay tuned as we know more about the rollout process in India.
Please note that beta updates are “beta” because they may be unstable and can cause some damage to the way your phone performs so sign-up for beta at your own risk.