Initially reserved for home products – Google Home and then Google Pixel smartphones – the new Google Assistant voice assistant recently opened to a first third-party device, Android TV Nvidia Shield TV .
Google had officialized that Google Now’s successor would be available on other devices based on Android TV 6.0 or later.
But Google Assistant will soon be available on other Android 6.0 devices and more , that is to say on smartphones and on tablets too. Upstream of the Google I / O 2017 , which will be held from May 17 to 19, Google took advantage of the presentation of the LG G6 , the first novelty to benefit from it, to announce it.
The Google ticket states that the wizard will “ automatically arrive on eligible Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Google Play Services” , without knowing for sure whether “eligible phones” are all Android phones 6.0 and up, or if they are only a selection. Google illustrates anyway its ticket with a Samsung Galaxy S7 , a LG V20 and an HTC 10 .
In any case, Google Assistant will only be available in English in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as German in Germany. But Google took advantage of the presentation of the LG G6 to announce that it would soon be available in other languages, without further specification at this stage.