Android 7.1 Nougat won't bring Assistant to everyone

Google's new Pixel phones are running on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.

The smartphones have generated a lot of attention due to the fact that they mark the beginning of Google as a hardware company and also puts an end to popular Nexus series smartphones. Now, it is the iPhone vs. the Pixel phones.

Members of the media examine Google's Pixel phone during an event to introduce Google hardware products on October 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Google, at its Made By Google event, killed old practices of launching Nexus devices by partnering with OEMs.

Unlike earlier Google phone efforts under the Nexus brand, the Pixel devices are designed and developed by Google from the start, although Taiwan's HTC Corp will serve as the contract manufacturer. Both will also run Google's latest version of Android, 7.1 Nougat. The rest has been mostly devoted to its features and the way they are used in the real world, with some of Verizon's services thrown for good measure.

If you own a Nexus 9 LTE, you'd be happy to know that your tablet is eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Quick Switch Adapter of Google Pixel smartphone is a dedicated On the Go adapter that will come along within the Pixel box, which the tech monster confirms within its Pixel specs page, Android Police reported.

Unless you have a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, the Android 7.1 update won't bring with it support for Google Assistant. Arguably, the most game-changing feature of the phone-you can now access information, play music, send texts, make bookings and much more by just talking to your smartphone! However, we still are unaware as to which of the Nexus devices are actually going to receive the update.

How Will It Affect The Nexus and Pixel C Users? However, if users are already satisfied, there's no need for the new Pixel phones. Now some of this exclusive stuff - the camera features, for example - may require specific hardware and hence are only suitable for Pixel phones. Google's new Pixel also has the same features, along with a dedicated adapter.

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