Days after announcing that its Assistant would be coming to more phones, it looks like Google is ready to begin the push.
Google today posted a new video to its official YouTube channel to announce the rollout of Google Assistant. The video is titled “It’s here. Meet your Google Assistant.” and the description reads “Meet your #GoogleAssistant. Your own personal, helpful Google right on your phone. Rolling out to Android M and N phones starting today.”
Google says that Assistant will hit English users in the US first, followed by rollouts to English users in Australia, Canada, and the UK, as well as German users in Germany. To run Assistant, you’ll need Google Play Services, more than 1.5GB of RAM, and a screen resolution of 720p or higher.
Google Assistant will automatically arrive on smartphones running Android 6.0 and up. That includes both Marshmallow and Nougat devices. Previously, Assistant was only available on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, so this will greatly expand the number of devices that feature Assistant.
You can ask Assistant to perform all kinds of functions, like translating words, play little games, and set reminders. You can also ask it for things like the weather forecast and sports scores. The Assistant is Google’s latest digital helper, and it’s good to see that it’s finally rolling out to non-Pixel smartphones.