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Google Assistant is now Available on Android Smartphones running Marshmallow or Later

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In Google I/O 2016, Google Assistant was launched along with the Pixel smartphones of the company.

Google Assistant was introduced as a competitor to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa by the search giant. Currently, the company has started rolling it out on Android smartphones running Marshmallow or Nougat versions of the mobile OS. The company promised to bring Google Assistant to numerous other devices at the Mobile World Congress and now, it is keeping every word of that promise.

Offering a conversational user interface, Google Assistant is an upgrade to Google Now. Along with the company’s pixel smartphones, this AI-powered was first featured at the Google I/O 2016. Later, Google Assistant was made available on Google’s Allo messaging app, Google Home speaker, and very recently on Android Wear 2.0. The goal of the search giant is to make it compatible with the maximum number of platforms including set-top boxes and Android TVs.

Initially, the users in the United States will be able to access Google Assistant on their devices and later, it will become available to the audiences in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom in the English language. According to sources, the company plans to add more languages this year but nothing has been confirmed yet.

For the Pixel devices, Google Assistant served as one of the prioritized selling points. Now with being introduced on other devices too, Google will cater to a considerably large pool of data for its machine learning algorithm. It is easy to access Google Assistant on any supported device. All one needs to do is to update the Google Play services. Once the platform has been installed on the device, users can easy launch this AI assistant by pressing the Home button of their smartphones.

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Palwasha Qasim is a graduate of the University of the Punjab in communication studies and an alum of the Global UGRAD Pakistan. She loves to write about technology news.