Google Assistant starts rolling out to all recent Android phones
Earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress, Google announced its intentions to bring Google Assistant to all Android devices with the 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and higher. That rollout begins today.
Google Assistant will come to eligible phones as part of an automatic Google Play Services update. Its first recipients will be English-speaking users in the US, followed by English speakers in Australia, Canada and the UK, as well as German speakers in Germany.
The voice-controlled virtual assistant is Google's answer to Siri and an updated version of Google Now. Until recently, Google Assistant was a feature exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL on smartphones, as well as Android Wear 2.0 watches like the LG Watch Sport.
Earlier today, Google announced the kickoff of the rollout in the YouTube video below.