Google's Allo adds three new features, and they're kinda meh

And starting today, it's rolling out to Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices with Google Play Services. "With this update, hundreds of millions of Android users will now be able to try out the Google Assistant".

Since Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones were launched in October a year ago, we can expect a similar launch time for the Pixel 2 as well.

Days after announcing that its Assistant would be coming to more phones, it looks like Google is ready to begin the push.

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The Google Assistant was launched as an exclusive feature to the Google Pixel phones, but not anymore.

In this sense, Google has presented three new features: facilitate the inclusion of GIFs to conversations, new animated emojis and simplified access to the Google assistant. Taking over from the Nexus brand, Google is taking on Apple and other companies in the premium devices segment. Canadians and Australians will be the next customers to get the AI, while Germans will see the feature in their native tongue at some point down the road. Meet your Google Assistant." and the description reads "Meet your #GoogleAssistant. With the latest update, Google has added a new Google Assistant icon between the emoji picker and microphone.

Google previously told us that Google Assistant will first make its way to the USA, followed by Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and then Germany. A phone by Google could offer the reliability and stability of an iPhone, for the software and hardware are optimized for each other, or simply put, made for each other as a part of designing from ground up. The assistant is much more interactive than the Google Now but it is just an extension of it and not a replacement for now.

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There are many Android users who for one reason or another, choose Cortana over Google Now. Now, Google may have plans to make a major push of its digital assistant onto the iPhone.

While this information apparently came from a "reliable source", we now need to rectify it. Google itself denied it has plans to make a budget-friendly Pixel this year.

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