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.