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Google Assistant coming to Android 6.0 and Android 7.0 phones this week!

by Todd Haselton | February 27, 2017February 27, 2017 11:30 am PDT

Google Assistant was once a feature limited to folks who owned the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Then, this week, LG announced that it will be coming to the LG G6. Motorola announced it will come to the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, too. But that’s not all. Google just said it’ll hit other devices running Android 7.0 and even Android 6.0. And you won’t have to wait long, the rollout will start this week.

“Starting this week, the Google Assistant is coming to smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow,” Google said. It highlighted devices such as the LG V20, HTC 10 and Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge, but suggests that it’ll hit a bevy of other smartphones.

Coming this week to US and other markets soon

“The Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to English users in the U.S., followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. We’ll continue to add more languages over the coming year,” Google said.

Unlike big Android updates, you won’t need to wait for a carrier update for Google Assistant. “The Google Assistant will automatically come to eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services,” Google said. That’s awesome – we’ll let you know as we start to see it pop up this week.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...