Saturday , September 23 2017

PSA: Google Assistant has started arriving on other phones in Australia

It looks as if Google has kept its word on the roll-out of Google Assistant to all Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Announced just two weeks ago, the roll-out seems to have arrived in Australia, with Ausdroid’s Huawei P10 receiving Assistant this afternoon, and readers contacting us via social media to tell us that it has arrived on their phones, too. At this stage, Patrick has told us that Assistant has arrived on his Nexus 6.

At this stage, it appears that an update to Google Play Services is required. Patrick has Google Play Services version 10.5.37 (430-148250145), and we’re running the same version, however this was updated last night, and Assistant did not immediately appear. Regardless, here’s how it looks when Assistant shows up:

Have you received Google Assistant on your phone? The following phones have received it according to our readers:

  • Huawei P10
  • Nexus 6
  • OnePlus 3T
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Sony Xperia X (F5122) running Nougat

It seems, at this stage, to get it working you need to use US English, make sure you’ve got the most up to date Google Play Services, and then (for some users) reboot your phone. Assistant may then show up.

Let us know what model and software version in the comments so everyone else can see where it’s up to.

 

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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40 Comments on "PSA: Google Assistant has started arriving on other phones in Australia"

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travesty triplethree
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travesty triplethree

just received on s7, AUS english.

hoboonthegogo
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hoboonthegogo

Doesn’t everyone find that changing to U.S. English severely lessens voice recognition accuracy? I did it ages ago when “ok google” from any screen was first released (and only worked on U.S. English) and promptly changed back to aus as voice recognition accuracy went down the toilet…

andrew spice (spicerackk)
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andrew spice (spicerackk)

Got it today on LG G5 on Optus running Android Nougat 7.0, with GPS at version 10.5.42. Changed language to English US, restarted the phone and voila! There it was!

Ross Gelling
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Ross Gelling

Nothing yet on my HTC 10 running Android 7.0 I’ve tried changing the language as well as clearing the cache in both the Google App and Google Play Services

Brynn
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Brynn

my Play Store version is 7.5.08 146162341

Brynn
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Brynn

still no update for google play on my s7 edge.
I’m with Virgin is anyone else having trouble?

Alex
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Alex

Got to ask, does anyone on Telstra have it?

Ian Hahn
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Ian Hahn

Had it for a hour on s7 edge with Telstra then disappeared

Null Terra
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Null Terra

Broke for me as well. #Justsayin, I put US English first, Aus second… in voice and keyboard settings, restarted phone. Assistant came back. Who knows? It may be the Google Gods tinkering.

Kilapeno
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Kilapeno

Exactly the same for me (S7 Edge Telstra)

Really
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Really

Oppo R9S has it

ItzMinion3993
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ItzMinion3993

Changed to English (United States) got the update AND BAM woke up with google assistant on my Nexus 6P.

Josh
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Josh

YAYAYAYAYAYAYA Just arrived on my Charcoal Nexus 5X 32gb after switching to us English language updating Google and restarting my phone I highly recommend assistant really useful

edgardo amaya
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edgardo amaya

Changed to US English on my Galaxy Note Edge and got it. Also on the beta version, so I’m guessing that helped.

John Smith
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John Smith

Changed to us English and it worked but then it suddenly stopped and now doesn’t work no matter what. Any fixes or maybe they’re trying to get Australian English working?

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Dean Rosolen

I hope they’re trying to get Australian English working. Not gonna change to US English just for Google Assistant.

John Smith
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John Smith

US english worked after uninstalling/reinstalling google app
Worked on Aus english for a while but it reverted to google now.
I find google now is better in some ways, i can use it with the phone locked, but assistant just wants me to set up “trusted voice” which unlocks the phone, but I can give Now commands and THEN unlock the phone to execute them. Kind of a downgrade. And Assistant doesn’t work in landscape, it re-rotates the screen to portrait

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Dean Rosolen

Looks like Google have forgotten the English (Australia) part of the rollout given the comments. Not a fan of changing my system language.

Mick Servodio
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Mick Servodio

Me neither. Don’t really want to hear that American accent on my phone. LOL. 😉

ItzMinion3993
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ItzMinion3993

changing to US doesn’t really do much and i can’t really notice an american accent.

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Dean Rosolen

Still shouldn’t be required though.

Null Terra
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Null Terra

Changed language to English US.
Updated play services to 10.5.37 (not sure if I needed to update to activate assistant download, but updating “seemed” to accommodate assistant activation). Nexus 6P – Android 7.1.2

Mick Servodio
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Mick Servodio

Anyone with a Mi Max in Australia have it yet? Don’t want to change my language to US.

Justin Lynch
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Justin Lynch

Got it on my nexus 6p. Do we now have all the features in Austria? Like I can’t work out how to change the news settings. It keeps saying I don’t have any news settings setup when I ask what’s the news.

Murray
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Murray

I’ve got it on my Pixel & Nexus 5, not on my Nexus 7 yet.

mark s
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mark s

I can get it on my Nexus 6p in the UK if i set the language to English US

Tom Guymer
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Tom Guymer

Got it tonight on my Droid turbo 2

Ryan Martin
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Ryan Martin

Got it tonight on Galaxy S6 Edge (English US)

Barry
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Barry

I have it on my Nexus 5X. Not sure when it arrived but I got the March security update today. Google Play services version 10.2.98.

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Adam J

Assistant working on Moto Z Play (Aust retail) after Google App update. Just don’t enable Moto’s own launch phrase otherwise it seems to revert.

HJ
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Got it activated on my Galaxy S7 Edge after installing the beta 10.5.37 Google Play Service version. I had my language set to US English but it still works upon setting Australian English back to default.

HJ
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Update: not sure why but it seems to have stopped appearing on my phone since this morning (home launches Google search instead).

Paul
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Paul

MotoG4plus – got Google assistant after updating Google Play Services to 10.5.37 and setting language to US English. Activated after turning phone off and on and pressing the circle (middle) button

Andy
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Andy

Got it on my 6P this afternoon, was set to US English and the beta version of Google app.

Ron
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OnePlus 3t. Got assistant on US English and beta Google play and services.

Creamy meme
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Creamy meme

LG v20, beta Google app and services. Nothing yet even after switching language.

Joshua Walker
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Joshua Walker

I just received it a couple of hours ago on my Moto G4 Plus

Matt Booth
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Matt Booth

If you don’t want to wait, set your language to English United States and reboot, should get it shortly after. Worked for me on a Oneplus 3T. I changed back to English Australia and lost it. Back to English US and it appeared again, so that’s what does it.

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Dean Rosolen

Not seeing it on my Nexus 5X (running on build N4F26T) yet.

EDIT: Did you mean version 10.5.37 (440-148250145) for the Google Play Services version? I can understand the typo since 3 and 4 are next to each other.

Blundz
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Blundz

Aww, I thought I was special. I’m in the beta for Android, Google App and Google Play Services

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