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Google Assistant with Bard may first come to Pixel 8, Galaxy S24

Have an older phone? You might have to wait for Bard support.

Google announcing assistant with bard
Google Assistant with Bard announced

At the recent Made by Google event, during the Pixel 8 series launch, the Mountain View company announced a version of the Google Assistant powered by Bard. This came a few months after Google announced Bard, it’s own conversational AI.

The company also announced that it would soon start testing this jacked-up Assistant, but it looks like the compatible device list is just too short. 

The folks at 9to5Google have dissected the latest beta version of the Google app, version 14.41.

They discovered that the recently launched Google Pixel 8 series and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series will be the first devices to get the Assistant with Bard support. 

Galaxy S23 and older Pixel phones may get lucky with Assistant with Bard support

The outlet has also discovered references to pending support for older Tensor-based Pixel phones like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.

However, it is still unclear why Google is so keen on using these recent devices as test subjects. 

Although we understand it is probably because the company wants to use the power of the latest AI silicon for Assistant with Bard. 

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Now, Google already uses its Tensor chips for offline voice typing. So, in theory, the company can easily take the same approach with the Bard-powered Google Assistant.

Google has also announced Assistant with Bard will soon roll out for tester devices, and a wider release may happen in the coming months. 

Either way, generative AI will be a big thing on 2024 smartphones, and in terms of the device support for Assistant with Bard, we will likely get more clarity once Google starts testing.

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