Is it possible to get Google Assistant on Android Lollipop smartphone? I wouldn't prefer to root my phone.

Edit(2 March 2017): Today, as I woke up Assistant suddenly appeared in my app drawer.

Assistant in App Drawer

Getting familiar with Assistant

  • @beeshyams Google seems to be a bit dated on this aspect Feb 21 '18 at 16:15
  • @AnuragThakur I had myself live-streamed the event in India where Google declared this. But, the problem is that there has been no further news or updates for over 2 months. Feb 21 '18 at 16:23
  • @AdityaPratapSingh well, we can just hope for the best.
    – AnuthaDev
    Feb 21 '18 at 16:25
  • Is this for a phone or tablet? You weren't specific about that in your question
    – aBochur
    Feb 21 '18 at 17:00

Apparently, according to the Google's blog, the assistant should definitely work on Android 5.0, for those running their phones in English:

The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in the U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea. Once you get the update and opt-in, you’ll see an Assistant app icon in your “All apps” list. (Source)


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