Google Voice Assistant: Now on Android smartphones

The Google Voice Assistant is now available on Android smartphones.

Google Voice Assistant: After the language assistant was only available exclusively for Google Pixel Smartphones, Google has now begun to extend its language assistant to Android smartphones.

You are able to install the app – but as often happens – there is a ‘but’. We will explain exactly what this is in a moment..

The Google Language Assistant is a personal assistant that can receive and process spoken voice commands. It has been available since May 2016, but it has only been available to the pixel smartphones and Google Home, a smart home loudspeaker for playing music or for setting up appointments. 

Language Assistant gets to know users

What’s special is that the language assistant gets to know it’s user. In addition, Google Assistant can help you to answer past questions and answer further questions. It is the alternative to Siri and Cortana etc. If you have the right Android smartphone, you can find the wizard easily on your phone. At the Mobile World Congress MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Google announced that all Android smartphones should get the assistant. But – and now comes the announced “but” – in fact, not all Android smartphones are compatible for the Google wizard.

Requirements for Google Voice Assistant

But which is the right Android smartphone? What are the requirements for the language assistant to work on your Android device? The following requirements must be fulfilled: You must have at least Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” on your mobile phone. You need at least 1.5 GB of RAM and a minimum screen resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. The requirements let some smartphones fall through the grid, because two thirds of all smartphones still have Lollipop and below, Android smartphone operating system installed. But even specialist dealers like the Alcatel A5 meet the requirements. However, other entry-level mobile phones will fail.

You probably do not need a firmware update, but only an update of the Play Store services, so you do not have to wait for an update from your smartphone manufacturer. As you install the language assistant, read the ”Install Google Assistant Wizard” report.

What can the language assistant do?

But what can the language assistant actually do? What makes it so special? What does the Google Assistant do? The Google Assistant is an intelligent assistant. Basically, it works like an SMS service or WhatsApp. You start the App Assistant and the language assistant appears as a contact. You ask your question or type it alternatively, and he responds to you or fulfils the task you have put to him.

Google Assistant will open it by pressing the Home button. On the first start, the wizard personally welcomes you and points out that it is activated on your smartphone. You can then use the magic word “OK, Google”. In the Google Assistant window, you can see a list of your current queries and answers.

Are you interested in the Google Language Assistant? Then check out this YouTube video: