Google Nexus 6P Receives Android 7.1.2 Nougat Developer Preview

04 March, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Rachel Hardy

Google Assistant, which this week started rolling out to Android phones with Marshmallow and Nougat, could one day be found on Apple's iPhone. It can do a host of activities for users; they can ask the Google Assistant to confirm calendar bookings, suggest a restaurant close by, even play games with the Assistant.

Google Assistant is moving beyond the Pixel smartphones, and from today it will roll out to non-Pixel devices, starting with the Nexus phones. Google has released a short video announcing the availability of the Google Assistant on non-Pixel devices. The assistant's growing repertoire of talents will soon be little more than a long-press of the home button away. The update brings animated emojis, a better GIF search as well as a shortcut to the Google Assistant.

We also get to see a kid covered in flour, with a narrator telling Assistant to remind them to buy more flour. For English-speaking Android users in the U.S, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, the update should be arriving this week.

Google has also added animated emoji, a feature where you can select an emoji and use a version that moves. Previous year at the Google I/O, when the company announced about its upcoming AI-powered personal assistant, both Apple and Windows made significant changes to their respective personal assistants.

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Google product management director Gummi Hafsteinsson had a quick chat with the media at MWC 2017 in Barcelona where he expressed the possibility of the service being made available on iPhone.

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Google Assistant is Google's new digital assistant to take on the likes of Siri. Once again, the Mountain View company stated that additional languages will be coming too Google Assistant over the coming year. So there is still some time before you can expect the Google Assistant to be made available in India, though it is already available on the Pixel and the Pixel Plus here.

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