From the last couple of days, there is a buzz all over the internet about the Google Assistant. Google Assistant is a personal assistant (just like SIRI or better than SIRI) by Google which uses Artificial Intelligence to answer the user’s query.
Initially, Google Assistant debuted in the Pixel and Pixel XL phones but later on Google announced that Google Assistant would be rolling out for all the Android devices running on Android 6.0 or above. The Android users in the US and some regions of Europe are getting the Google Assistant via an update of Google Play Services but Android users in Asian countries and other regions are still waiting for it.
How to Get Google Assistant on Any Android Smartphone Without Root
There is some article over the internet in which they asked you to unlock the bootloader to access the root files and ask you to modify root files for getting Google Assistant. But hey, Why to do this?
Here is How to get Google Assistant on Android. Just follow the steps. These are not actually steps, you just need to match all the points. Are you Ready? Let’s get Google Assistant (Video Below)
First, make sure, your Android device is running on Android 6.0 Marshmellow or above version of Android. I am sorry but you can leave right now if your phone is running below Android 6.0.
Now Go to Settings > Apps and check the Google Play Services version. The version of Google Play Services should be 10.2.98. If you don’t have this version, check the update on Play Store or download apk here.
After updating/checking the Google Play Services version, now check the version of Google App. It should have version number 126.96.36.199. You can check the update on Play Store or Download the latest apk here.
After updating the apps. Go to Settings > Language & Input > Change Language to English US.
Then go to Google > Search > Voice and change the language to English US. If your language is other than English US, Google assistant would not work.
If you change the language from English US to another language, Google Assistant will not work or say it would disappear and will be replaced with Google Now.
Now, clear the Cache of Google App, Google Play Services, and Google play store. You can clean it by going to Settings > Apps > Respective app > Storage > Clear Cache. Then restart the device.
Watch the Video
Got the Google Assistant on Android Smartphone
Now you need to wait for 3-4 hours before Google Assistant starts working on your Android smartphone. You can activate Google Assitant by long pressing Home button. It is working absolutely fine on Moto G3 (Android 6.1) and Google Assistant has really a bad sense of humor.
Google Assistant also advises me to count sheep so that I can take a better nap. And guess, what, Google Assistant sings pretty good.