Google Assistant had come into action in October 2016, this feature had come with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone. Google firmly confirmed that the new AI-powered personal assistant may be limited to select Google devices.
However the companies like LG, Nokia and Lenovo (Moto devices) announced that their upcoming smartphones will come with inbuilt Google Assistant.
Google Assistant will now finally make its way to Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices. However, the update was earlier scheduled to roll out only for English (US) regions with other English and German editions.
We have got a trick which actually enables Google Assistant on any smartphone running Android Marshmallow and Nougat.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Make sure the Google Play Services on your device is updated to version 10.2.98 or later. If not, either download the latest version, or wait for your device to update it automatically.
Step 2: Change your device’s language to English (US).
To do so, navigate to Device Settings > Language & Input > Change it to English (US).
Step 3: Now make sure your Google App is updated to the latest version.
If not, just go to Google Play Store and update the Google App. However, currently my device is running the version 6.xx.xx.xx .
Step 4: Clear cache from your Google App data.
The previous setting on your Google App is now cleared with this step.
Also, make sure your Google App language is set to English (US), if not, set the language to English (US) by going to language and input setting of Google.
Step 5: The final step is: just tap and hold the Home Button of your device, this will open a pop-up from the bottom asking you get started with ‘Google Assistant’. Enjoy! the Google Assistant in your device.
# You should have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above running to enable Google Assistant with this trick.