Google’s older-generation Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones will soon get the Google Assistant voice commands app, which is currently only available on 2016’s top–end Pixel and Pixel XL devices.
According to a staffer at the search giant, Google Assistant is coming to Google's 2015 handsets with the next major update to its Android Nougat software.
At the moment, it’s unclear whether this means it will arrive as part of Android 8.0 later this year, or will be part of an update in the next few months.
Last month, it was rumoured that LG’s forthcoming G6 would be the first phone other than the Pixel and Pixel XL to feature Google Assistant. HTC also said that its future phones could come preloaded with the service.
Google Assistant uses artificial intelligence to respond to voice and text requests. It’s more powerful than Apple’s Siri, although it's likely to be put in the shade by Samsung’s upcoming Bixby service, which is set to launch as part of the long–awaited Galaxy S8.
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