Google Assistant will arrive on on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X soon, rumor says

Vlad, 02 February 2017

One of the unique selling points for Google's Pixel and Pixel XL has so far been the integrated Google Assistant. The more conversational virtual assistant offers a more polished experience when talking to it compared to past iterations that weren't called Assistant. Despite that, the Assistant's capabilities are still more limited in certain areas than what Google Now used to provide, but that doesn't mean people don't want it on their non-Pixel Android devices.

The LG G6 may be the first such smartphone to get the Google Assistant built-in, but apparently it won't be the last. A new rumor says the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X will finally receive the Assistant alongside the next "major" Android update that will hit these devices.

No other, less vague details have been shared unfortunately. However, the use of the word "major" implies that the Google Assistant won't land on the last Nexuses with the currently-in-beta Android 7.1.2 release, since that's clearly very far from being "major". So it may be that owners of the Nexus 6P and 5X will have to wait until later in the year, when Android O drops.

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Reader comments

  • Dom

It feels like a hundred kilometers away if you have to use the damn phone WITH ONE HAND.

  • Anonymous

Google Assistant for Pixel C?

  • Sanderson

Might as well, I don't think people except the diehards are buying for that. One annoyance- I have goggle on my phone, google home, and use Allow and it's getting anoying that they all behave differently.