People around the world have been waiting for the Google Assistant to arrive on their Android devices ever since it was released exclusively with the Pixel range. Ending the exclusivity, Google had made the Assistant available for a wider set of Android devices, but was still limited to a few countries.
Expanding its reach, Google has now launched its artificially intelligent personal assistant in the UK and Australia. Like the earlier requirement, you still need to have a phone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above.
Soon after Google made the announcement of the Assistant being made available for all devices running Android Marshmallow and Nougat, several smartphone manufacturers announced to preload it on their devices. The list of devices included LG G6 being the first one along with Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
It is worth noting that Google has clearly stated that the Google Assistant will not be making its way to the Android tablets even if they are running the latest compatible OS.
The users in these two countries must know that you don’t need to download the Google Assistant specifically as an app or something from somewhere. The Google Play Services will do the job for you as it gets updated automatically in the background. You will wake up one fine day to find Google Assistant already running on your phone and that should happen really soon.
Google has been working on the Assistant to bring several improvements to make the assistant even more helpful and faster. The screen search was recently moved to a button, Hyundai cars can be controlled using the Assistant, several new features added to Google Home, and the list is endless,
The Android users in the UK and Australia who have just got the update must be eager to play with their new assistant. Here are a few tips and tricks that can make the Google Assistant even more helpful for you.