+ Sunday March 24th, 2019

The roll out of Google Assistant to phones other than the Pixel phones has been inconsistent and confusing. We have seen some random phones get it when their language was set to US English and some get it when set to Aussie English. In the end though Google had NOT YET officially launched it for us on non-Pixel phones but that has now changed with them announcing the roll out today.

On their Australian blog Google have announced that Google Assistant is coming to smartphones running Nougat and Marshmallow. The Google Assistant will automatically arrive on all eligible phones running Google Play services. Google also made mention that you will see them running on “some recently announced partner devices, including Nokia’s 3, 5, 6 and 8 devices.”

The Google Assistant is now showing up on a number of devices for Ausdroid readers including on the Nexus 5X and even my Sony Xperia XZ Premium.

Many of us have seen it on their non-Pixel devices for a while but that seems to have been a soft roll out to test it here. Now everyone can enjoy using the best digital assistant available at this time. Try it out on your phone and let us know what you think? What do you use it for?

Source: Google Australia.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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Turned up on my Moto g5 plus today


I hate it. Its very intrusive, its like a virus that has infected all aspects of my google experience. It couldve been made by Apple, with how it dictates your usage.


My Moto Z went in to get new camera glass and came back with 7.1.1 and assistant on it. It’s very clever, along with the Google Home.


I got it yesterday (18/08/17) Sony Experia m4 aqua

Anthony Klun
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Got it on my Note 5 and been having some fun with the Audio games with my family… 🙂

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“Assistant” arrived on my Nexus 6 yesterday. It’s working beautifully

Dean Rosolen
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Dean Rosolen

Now I can stop complaining about it.

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