Google is bringing their virtual Google assistant, An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand , to more Android phones this week.
Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be available on all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting this week, the company has announced.
This marks yet another expansion into the mobile environment for Google, which is predicting that Assistant could reach “hundreds of millions” of devices. However, just under 31 per cent and slightly over one per cent of Android devices are currently using Marshmallow and Nougat respectively, the company says.
Whether a user needs to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean or just a simple reminder to do laundry when they get home, the Google Assistant can help. With the this application on Android phones, users havetheir own personal, helpful Google right in your pocket.
According to Google blogs, their goal is to make the Assistant available anywhere users need it. It came to Android Wear 2.0—via new smartwatches—just a few weeks ago and, as Google 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.