Google Assistant Comes To Android Phones Running On Android 6.0 & Above

Google’s Digital Assistant will soon be seen on smartphones running latest versions of its Android operating system.

It is considered to be an upgrade of Google Now and its existing “OK Google” voice controls. It is currently available only on Google’s own products but they are now looking at expanding its reach to the 85% of smartphones that run on Android.

The Google Assistant will be available for devices running on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android Phones

If you’ve been an Android user for a while, you realize a pattern where Google looks for relevant information for you. It knows where you are, what you’re looking for, your travel plans, meetings, your likes and interests, pretty much everything about you. All this through your Android device. The Google Assistant does all this for you, at just a voice command. It builds an interactive relationship between you and your phone.

“Our goal is to make the Assistant available anywhere you need it,” Gummi Hafsteinsson, product lead for the Google Assistant wrote in a blog post published on Sunday. “With this update, hundreds of millions of Android users will now be able to try out the Google Assistant.”

Here are some key features of the Google Assistant after saying “OK Google” or long pressing the Home button:

  • Translating phases
  • Setting reminders
  • Retrieving information in your Email
  • Asking for directions
  • Getting weather updates
  • Turning on connected devices
  • Displaying photos based on location tags

A voice assistant has always been fascinating to consumers since Apple launched Siri in 2011. With Google Assistant coming to Android, it seems like voice-command will be the new way of interacting with mobile devices.

Not just mobile devices, Google Assistant is said to be made available for desktop computers, TVs and cars in the future. There will be no visible update. It will update with Google Play Services and display on the Android device.

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by techtalks @TechTalks May 8, 2017 10:29 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi