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Google's Assistant rolls out to more Android devices in the US

We're in love with the Pixel... shame Google can't get any in stock for Valentine's Day

As early as a few weeks ago, we already noted the possibility of a Pixel 2 and the Hardware VP himself is confirming its arrival. That's it though, nothing but rumors. Amazon's Alexa is coming to Motorola phones this year, Moto Z will be the first phone supporting it. It was arguably one of the best smartphones of 2016. Hence, owners of the Google Nexus 6P ought to be able to smile for now, having been left out in the dark where the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is concerned. Android M, for one, commands nearly 31 percent of the market share. Google product management director Gummi Hafsteinsson hinted of the possibility of pairing the two, though also noted that there is not yet anything to announce in that regard. For those unaware, the Google Pixel XL is a popular phone but out of stock nearly everywhere.

Photo Case: The first Pixel case "for people who use their phone as a camera". And this premium device, sitting right alongside the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 series, was a crowd pleaser.

To get the new Assistant, the users don't need to dig the Play Store for any update or something, the Assistant will be pushed to your phone with an automatic update to the Google Play Services. Apparently Google has no plans to enter the competitive budget segment being dominated by OnePlus and Huawei.

Details are scarce but we are confident that the next-gen Pixel 2 will arrive.

The "Pixel 2B" will cost less than the main device, but will likely feature less powerful hardware. Consumers can expect Quick Charge 4.0 in case Google Pixel 2 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.

This bodes well for Google's smartphone strategy. That being near the end.

Unfortunately, he chose not to say when exactly the Pixel 2 is going to be launched, only mentioning that there is an annual rhythm to the industry which Google intends to follow.

We are looking forward to what Google will design this tine around.