Assistant Soon on All New Androids
Alphabet’s Google announced that it will bring its digital assistant to smartphones running the latest versions of its Android OS. The Google Assistant was limited to Google’s own products when it was released last fall. Smartphones running Android accounted for 85% of the global market last year, according to IDC, compared to 15% for Apple’s iOS. The Google Assistant will roll out this week to English speakers in the US with phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the company said.