Google’s Assistant will come to devices running Android 6.0


According to , today just under 31 percent of Android devices in use are using Marshmallow. says the Assistant will start rolling this week to Marshmallow and Nougat devices for English users in the US followed by Australia, Canada, and the UK, plus German speakers in . “We’ll continue to add more languages over the coming year,” Gummi Hafsteinsson, product lead for the Assistant, writes in a blog post. It will replace Search. The Assistant will launch with a long press of the home button or the “OK Google” voice command.

Compared with Google Search and “OK Google,” it will add more  functionality like smart home controls, remembering things, and an open API developers can plug into. However, some features that Google Search has had for a while, like recognizing songs, reading messages, and adding items to specific Google Keep lists will be missed.


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