Back when MWC was on Google announced that Google Assistant would be soon made available to all Android phones on Marshmallow or later. A few weeks ago we reported that it had started arriving for Aussies, but only for those who had changed their default language to English US. Today seems to be the day for Aussies when we will start receiving Google Assistant officially without any changing of languages etc.
We are hearing that Google Assistant is rolling out to their fully fledged Aussie English devices today. At this stage none of us here at the Ausdroid office have received the update but we know at least one person who has. Chris (@fez_spencer), a good friend of Ausdroid, tweeted at us a screenshot of Google Assistant arriving on his Nexus 6P:
— Chrįs (@fez_spencer) March 27, 2017
At this stage we assume you need your Google Play Services updated and a modicum of luck to receive Google Assistant. There is always the option of changing your default language to English US for those that are too impatient to wait.
Let us know if you have Google Assistant on your non-Pixel device yet. Leave the model and software version in the comments so we can see where the rollout is up to.