There is no secret regarding the fact that Google has taken on Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and even Microsoft’s Cortana with its special Google Assistant. This is a huge upgrade or an extension of Google Now – designed to be personal – as well as an expansion of Google’s existing “OK Google” voice controls. Don’t you want to get Google Assistant on your Android device as well? Well, the big change is that now you can activate it on any phone running Android Nougat & Marshmallow, so this is your chance!
Until now, the Google Assistant was only available on Google’s own phone, the Pixel, yet this is a part of the past. You can get the very same thing on your Android device currently running on Nougat or Marshmallow. After all, Google’s Assistant is an improvement on the previous voice search features on Android, in that it’s able to do a bit more and control your smart home devices.
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Google calls this as being a conversational interface and things are indeed much more different than the old way. You are able to invoke the assistant by long-pressing the home button instead of hunting down a microphone button on the home screen or hoping that your phone will respond correctly to the key word “OK Google.”
How to Get Google Assistant on Any Phone Running Android Nougat & Marshmallow:
- First of all, you need to update the Google Apps or choose to sign up for beta testing;
- Also update Google Play services or sign up for beta testing of the latest version;
- By doing all these, you will activate the Google Assistant in some regions.
If this isn’t your lucky day, then I have a different procedure for you:
- First of all, go to your phone Settings > Google Apps;
- Choose the option to delete Data;
- Then, go to Google Play Services > delete Data;
- Reboot your phone and see Google Assistant is activated by long pressing on the Home button;
- If Google Assistant is not activated, go to phone Settings > Language & Input and change the language to English (US).
If Google Assistant is still not there, try these steps to solve the problem:
- Enter into Settings > Accounts & Privacy > Google Account;
- Tap on it and sign out. Select ‘Add Account’, then add a new Gmail account, and then activate it;
- At the same time, if you want to use your existing Google account, just remove the existing account and add it again;
- Once again delete data from Google Apps and Google Play services, and then reboot your phone;
- At the end, simply long press the Home button, set up and use your Google Assistant.
Were you lucky this time? Let me know in the comments area from below!