When Google released its Pixel duo, it arrived alongside a brand new AI assistant, called the Google Assistant, but the company did not mention if it’ll be making its way into other Android devices.
Although Google Assistant is exclusive to Pixel and Pixel XL right now, the rumor mill have been saying that the feature could be coming to Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. There are some even suggesting that it could be coming to the LG G6.
That’s not all – code in a new alpha launch of the Google app for Android hints that the AI could arrive to older devices, as well. According to Android Police, the code would allow Google Assistant to be added to any device.
It appears that the alpha launch was a mistake and those who had it installed are reporting of bugs and issues that are common with early releases. So, it looks like we’re still pretty far from an official announcement.
However, some owners of older device are saying that they have been able to see the Google Assistant welcome screen by long pressing on the home button, just like how it was used for Google Now and the assistant on the Pixel.
Nothing is of certain right now but we may be hearing more on this during the MWC 2017, taking place at the end of this month.