Google launched the Google Assistant exclusively for Pixel phone back in 2016, then earlier this year, the service expanded to more Android devices with support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above — and now, the search engine giant is bringing the Assistant to all Android phones running on Android 5.0 and above versions, plus Android Tablets running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above. Statistically, this makes the Google Assistant available on 60% of all Android devices out there.
The Google Assistant for Lollipop devices is currently being rolled out to users with the language set to English in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore. It’s also rolling out to Spanish language users in the US, and to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea as well.
As for the Android Tablets running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above, the Google Assistant will begin to roll out to users with the language set to English in the US.
Since this is a major rollout, it may take a while to reach your devices. But once it does, you’ll see the Assistant app icon in your phone’s app drawer. Also, to get the update as quickly as possible, be sure to have the latest version of Google Play services and Google app installed on your device.