Up until yesterday, Google's new voice assistant was exclusively available to the Pixel and the Pixel XL. However, Google has now made it official that the company is currently rolling out Google Assistant to multiple devices that are running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 or higher and Android Nougat 7.0 or higher. We knew that some of the upcoming devices like the LG G6 and the Moto G5/G5 Plus were going to come with the AI powered voice assistant right out of the box, but this is a pleasantly surprising and new development. The original announcement was made at the MWC earlier and now it's happening as you read this.
The United States is of course the first to get the personal assistant, but Australia, Canada and the UK should also start to receive the same soon enough. By the way, in case you are wondering if a package will need to be downloaded via OTA, let us assure you that it won't be necessary. The eligible devices will simply see Google Assistant show up on their phones. Long pressing the Home button on an updated device will bring up the AI assistant, actively replacing Google Search. Is this good news to you or do you simply not care about it? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
According to T-Mobile's senior product manager Des Smith, Nexus 6 on T-Mobile will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon, tweeted by him. T-Mobile was slated to roll the update out sometime in October, but discovered a major bug that halted the process, so this is actually very good news for Nexus 6 users on T-Mobile network.
Motorola has already announced which of its devices will get the Android 6.0 update, the Moto X Style and the Moto X (2nd Gen) already started receiving the Marshmallow update last week.