Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat devices start getting Google Assistant

Google Assistant will automatically arrive on smartphones running Android 6.0 and up.

Google's artificially-intelligent assistant has been a staple of the Pixel handsets ever since their launch. While Google Assistant officially rolled out this week to phones beyond Google's own Pixel, the company says it might take a few weeks to reach your device.

Something to talk about: Google's latest messaging app hasn't exactly set the Android community on fire, but there are definitely some good things about Allo, chief among them the Google Assistant integration. Taking over from the Nexus brand, Google is taking on Apple and other companies in the premium devices segment. Getting Google Assistant on the iPhone might be a little trickier. Updating the Google Play Services will be the only step required and the Google Assistant will come to you.

Of course, any appearance of Google Assistant on the iPhone would only be within Google's iOS apps, as Apple is unlikely to ship iPhones with anything but its proprietary Siri software built in.

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Google Assistant will initially be rolling out to English users in the United States, followed by English in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. As long as you keep Android itself up-to-date, you'll get the tool as soon as it's made available to your device. The assistant is much more interactive than the Google Now but it is just an extension of it and not a replacement for now.

For those who are unfamiliar with this, Google Assistant is Google's own AI-based voice assistant which was first introduced on Google's Allo app launched previous year.

Google Assistant is now rolling out gradually to more and more countries and devices.

Meanwhile you can also now "step up your emoji game" with some new animated options in Allo, Google Group Product Manager Amit Fulay wrote in a blog post.

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