The launch of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones with the Google Assistant AI on board had left many wondering if the virtual assistant will make its way to Nexus smartphones. Few months later, there are rumors that the Google Assistant might arrive to some Nexus phones soon.
The Pixel and Pixel XL are the only smartphones that have Google Assistant integration while the virtual assistant powers Google’s Home device and can be found in a slightly different version in the Google’s Allo app.
Google Assistant is the search giant’s competitor to various other AI assistants available on the market, including Window’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, which is seeing integration on Huawei’s smartphones and various other applications.
A major update is touted to arrive soon for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, bringing Google Assistant, which is based on Google Now with expanded Ok Google features. Stephen Hall, Senior Editor at 9to5Google stated on Twitter that Google would bring Assistant in the next ‘major’ update.
This means the virtual AI might not arrive in the beta Android 7.1.2 release for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, which recently rolled out to the Pixel device, but not these two phones, Google Assistant could possibly arrive with Android 8 later this year which is certainly a long wait then....