Google Assistant, the native Android voice assistant is now available at the Google Play Store as a standalone app. You can now install it using the Play Store download link or by downloading the APK file provided at the end of the article.
After installing Google Assistant app it appears like any other app in the App drawer and can be pinned to the Home Screen for quick access. It offers one-tap access to the assistant but you can still access the assistant by old methods if you so desire.
The Google Assistant app provides another way to launch the Assistant that’s already available on your phone. It allows you to quickly access your Google Assistant with one tap. You can still access your Assistant by pressing and holding down your home button or by simply saying, “Ok Google.”
Remind yourself to send a birthday card, make calls hands free during your commute, and unwind by playing your favorite tunes. You personal Google is here to help. Ask your Google Assistant questions and get things done. Use it anytime, anywhere.
With the Google Assistant, you can:
• Make quick phone calls on the go (“Call Mom”)
• Send text messages (“Text Sara I am running late”)
• Set reminders (“Remind me to buy a birthday gift for John”)
• Take a selfie (“Take a selfie”)
• Set calendar events (“Set a calendar event for dinner with Charlie tomorrow from 7-9”)
• Play music (“Play jazz music on YouTube”)
• Navigate places (“Get me directions home”)
• Weather information (“Do I need an umbrella today?”)
• Receive updates on the latest news (“Tell me the news”)
[appbox googleplay com.google.android.apps.googleassistant&rdid=com.google.android.apps.googleassistant]