Google Assistant update: How can you install it right now

Google Now has finally evolved into a more personal assistant. Going by the moniker of Google Assistant, the AI powered assistant isn’t just smart enough to understand context based conversation, but it is also connected to other Google products and works in sync with them.

For example, Google Home which basically uses the Google Assistant at its core functionality can listen to your commands be it through voice or through your smartphone. From making lists, to settings alarms to translating languages on the go Google Assistant is very diverse when it comes to the operations it can carry out.

Coming to context dependent conversations, the Google Assistant pays attention to the previous query and provide answer accordingly. Let’s say you’re planning a date, so you ask the Assistant for a movie theater near your University, then you jump to the next question and ask if there’s a Spanish restaurant nearby. Google Assistant is smart enough to understand that and even provide you with options to book a dinner date from within the app itself.

The Google Assistant utilizes various bots from third party apps (be it booking a cab, seats in a restaurant or movie tickets) and thus makes using these third party services a breeze.

Google Assistant was until now available exclusively to Google’s Pixel phones only. However, only recently the company announced to release Assistant to all Android devices running on Android Marshmallow or Nougat.

While the rollout of Google Assistant is in Google’s hands, what we can least do is guide you through to keep your phone ready to take the Google Assistant update when Google releases it to your device. You gotta make sure that you’ve the latest versions of Google Play services and Google (search) app installed on your devices to get Google Assistant update.

Let’s get started..

How to get Google Assistant update

  1. Install latest Google Play services: Google Play Services act as the core framework for all Google functionalities. So make sure you’ve the latest version of it installed on your device to be able to get Google Assistant running on your device.
    → Download Google Play services APK: ARM and ARM64  |  x86 and x86_64
  2. Install latest Google app: The latest version (6.14.12.21 or above) of the Google App is required for Google Assistant.
    Download Google app APK: ARM64  |  ARM  | x86
  3. Change phone’s system language to English USA: The Google Assistant will roll out in phases, targeting its english speaking US users first so make sure you change your phone’s system language to English USA. Below is a quick guide on how to do this:
    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Select Language and Input.
    3. Select Languages » English (United States).
  4. You’re now ready to get the Google Assistant, just wait for it.

Tip: If you fail to get Google Assistant, Go to Settings » Apps » Google App » Clear Cache and Data. Reboot and the Assistant should be available.

Another thing to note is that the Google Assistant, at the moment works only with Marshmallow and Nougat. So if you’re dying to have a go at using the Assistant, but you’re OEM hasn’t pushed an update to Marshmallow, then you may need to familiarize yourself with the art of custom modding and rooting your device.

Here’s a list of devices running Marshmallow or Nougat from every OEM out there.

Asus

  • Zenfone 3 Deluxe
  • Zenfone 3 Laser
  • Zenfone 3 Zoom
  • Zenfone 3 Max
  • Zenfone 3 Ultra
  • Zenfone 2 Laser
  • Zenfone Go

Blackberry

  • Blackberry Keyone
  • Blackberry Priv
  • Blackberry DTEK60
  • Blackberry DTEK50

HTC

  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC 10
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC Desire 10 Pro
  • HTC U Play
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC One A9
  • HTC 10 Evo
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One X9
  • HTC Desire 530
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC Desire 630
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
  • HTC Desire Eye
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC Desire 650
  • HTC Desire 830
  • HTC Desire One E9
  • HTC 10 Lifestyle
  • HTC One M8 Eye
  • HTC One S9
  • HTC One X10
  • HTC Butterfly 3

Huawei

  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei Honor 6X
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei  Honor 8
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
  • Huawei  p10 Lite
  • Huawei Honor 5X
  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P8
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei Honor 8 Pro
  • Huawei Nova Plus
  • Huawei Nova
  • Huawei Honor 5C
  • Huawei Honor 4C
  • Huawei Honor 7
  • Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Honor 6
  • Huawei Note 8
  • Huawei Honor V8

Lenovo

  • Lenovo K6 Note
  • Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
  • Lenovo P2
  • Lenovo K6 Power
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2
  • Lenovo K6
  • Lenovo A7000
  • Lenovo K3 Note
  • Lenovo ZUK Edge
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1
  • Lenovo A6600 Plus
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
  • Lenovo Phab 2
  • Lenovo A6600

LG

  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG G4
  • LG G3
  • LG V20
  • LG V10
  • LG K10
  • LG K10 (2017)
  • LG K8
  • LG Stylus 2 Plus
  • LG Stylus 2
  • LG Stylo 2
  • LG Stylus 3
  • LG U
  • LG X5
  • LG K3
  • LG Zero

Meizu

  • Meizu M5s
  • Meizu M5 Note
  • Meizu M5
  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus
  • Meizu MX6
  • Meizu Pro 6
  • Meizu U20
  • Meizu M3X
  • Meizu M3 Max
  • Meizu Meizu Pro 6s
  • Meizu Pro 7

Motorola

  • Motorola G5 Plus
  • Motorola G4 Plus
  • Motorola G4
  • Motorola Moto M
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G4 Play
  • Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen
  • Motorola Moto Es Power
  • Motorola Moto X  Play
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen
  • Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition
  • Motorola Moto X Style
  • Motorola Moto Z Force
  • Motorola Droid Turbo 2
  • Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen
  • Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen
  • Motorola Moto E3
  • Motorola Moto X Force
  • Motorola Droid Maxx 2
  •  Motorola Moto Maxx

Nokia

  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3

Nexus

  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6

OnePlus

  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus 1
  • OnePlus X

Oppo

  • Oppo A57
  • Oppo R9s
  • Oppo R9s Plus
  • Oppo Find 9

Samsung

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 pro
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy J5
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A7
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy A3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy On7
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy On8
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
  • Samsung Galaxy J2
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy C5
  • Samsung Galaxy C7
  • Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy A8
  • Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

Sony

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia E5
  • Sony Xperia M5
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z3+
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Copmact
  • Sony Xperia XA Dual
  • Sony Xperia C4

Vivo

  • Vivo V5
  • Vivo V5 Plus
  • Vivo Y55s
  • Vivo V5 Lite
  • Vivo Xplay 6
  • Vivo X9 PLus
  • Vivo X9
  • Vivo Y67
  • Vivo Xplay 5 Elite

Xiaomi

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 MediaTek
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 5C
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Note

ZTE

  • ZTE Axon 7
  • ZTE Nubia N1
  • ZTE Blade V8 Lite
  • ZTE Blade V7 Lite
  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini
  • ZTE Blade V8
  • ZTE Axon 7 Max
  • ZTE Axon Pro
  • ZTE Blade V8 Mini
  • ZTE Blade A610
  • ZTE Blade A512
  • ZTE Blade A2
  • ZTE Blade A2 Plus
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro

It must be noted that following the above instructions is no guarantee that you will get the Google Assistant immediately. You may need to wait a while or so. But given enough time, Google has promised to bring the Assistant to all devices out there.

If you’ve got any doubts feel free to post them down below in the comment section.

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