Google has just announced that its Assistant feature is now rolling out to a spate of Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices, starting with Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear.
Google Assistant will rollout starting this week with English users in the US, followed by English users in the UK, Australia and Canada, and then German users in Germany. Several other languages are likely to be added over the next year.
The report adds that the Assistant feature will be available automatically to all eligible devices running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services installed, besides newly announced partner devices like the LG G6.
HTC, Huawei, Samsung and Sony are a few of the top brands which will be flaunting the Google Assistant feature soon. Here are a few things that you can try out with the new Assistant, by just long pressing the Home button or saying 'Ok Google' into the microphone:
- What's my confirmation number for my London flight?
- Take me to Museu Picasso.
- Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe.
- Do I need an umbrella today?
- Turn on the living room lights.
In related news, Apple is reportedly unveiling more advanced improvements to Siri in iOS 11 to keep up with its competitors and rival personal assistants. iOS 11 is expected to be rolled out at WWDC in June.
[Source: Google Blog]