Google Assistant is Heading Your Way

Previously available on the Pixel phone, Google Home devices, Android Wear and Google Allo, the Google Assistant will be making its way to more Android phones running 6.0 Marshmallow or 7.0 Nougat operating systems this week!

My phone already has an uncanny ability to let me know about stuff before I even KNOW I want to ask about it, but this will bring that added component of knowing all the things (have I mentioned lately how much I want a Google Home?) Now I can get a lot of that Google Home functionality right from my cell phone.

To access the assistant you will need to long press on the home button or say “OK Google”

  • What’s my confirmation number for my New York City flight?
  • Take me to the closest park.
  • Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe.
  • Do I need an umbrella today?
  • Turn on the living room lights.

I’m hoping it integrates as well as Google Home so I can try out “Play Hamilton soundtrack on my living room chromecast” and other super cool integration features.

I know everyone is integrating with Alexa now, it’s time for Google’s Assistant to get a little love! I wonder how she feels about Alexa? I guess I’ll ask her.

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Sarah Werle Kimmel

Sarah Werle Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 20 years of her career working as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on local NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX news affiliates, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website

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