The moment all users of Android Marshmallow running devices had been waiting for is here because Google has officially released Google Assistant for Android 6.0 / 6.0.1 Marshmallow phones and tablets. Google Assistant was released along with latest Google handsets, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL a couple of months ago. At the time of the official release, the Google Assistant – which is based on artificial intelligence – was available only for Android Nougat powered devices. After announcing the release of the Assistant tool for Android Marshmallow just a few days ago, Google has followed it up by releasing full Google Assistant utility along with latest features for Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices. Here’s what it means for you if you are using Android Marshmallow phone or tablet.
Google Assistant Now Officially Supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow Devices
Like mentioned above, the Google Assistant now comes with support for Android 6.0 devices. Google has started rolling out the official update of the Assistant, though it’s not launched everywhere yet. In the coming days more countries and regions will get the official Google Assistant for Android Marshmallow. For now, it’s available only in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In terms of language options, the Google Assistant is offered in only English language. Google announced that support for other languages will arrive in upcoming updates. Google Assistant for Android Marshmallow ad is doing rounds on YouTube these days indicating the release of the official support for devices running on older Android firmware.
Google issued a statement during the Mobile World Conference that the company is releasing the smart assistant tool for third-party Android devices powered by Android 7.0 Nougat or later. It important to note that the Google Assistant was exclusive only to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone up until the announcement Google made during the last month’s event. But now Google Assistant is available for non-Google branded Android devices as well, which includes those running on previous Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Those who like Android Marshmallow too much to upgrade to Android Nougat should keep an eye on the release date of Google Assistant in your country/region. There is no complex installation to follow if you wish to get Google Assistant onto your device. Here’s what Google had to say about it, “the smart assistant will automatically come to eligible Android phone running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services.”
Moreover, there are rumors circulating around that Google is contemplating on releasing an iOS version of its popular smart digital assistant tool for iPhone users sometime in near future. Nothing is confirmed on this front as of yet, so we would advice you to be skeptical about this news. Since Siri is the main assistant on iOS devices, it remains to be seen whether Apple decides to give users an extra option in the form of Google Assistant as an alternative voice and search assistant tool on its devices. We will inform you further as soon as more is known about this development.
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