Android N-ify Update Brings Google Assistant To Marshmallow Devices

Android N-ify Update Brings Google Assistant To Marshmallow Devices

Android: Officially, if you want the new Google Assistant, you need to buy a Pixel phone. Unofficially, it’s already been enabled on any device running Nougat. Now, the Android N-ify Xposed module can even bring it to older Marshmallow devices. We’ve previously covered the Android N-ify module as it brought some of the handy features from Android Nougat to Marshmallow devices. Now, a recent update adds Assistant to the mix. However, there are a few caveats. First off, as with all Xposed modules, you’ll need root access on your phone. The developer who added the tweak to the module, Max Rumpf, says that this will probably only work on version of the Google app, in arm, arm64 and x86 variants. If none of that makes sense to you, you might want to hold off and wait for a less complicated tweak (or possibly an official release). If you’re comfortable with Xposed and tweaking your device, though, head to the download link below to get started.

Project AndroidN-ify [Android N-ify via Android Police]


  • There seem to be “levels” of functionality from Google Assistant. To get the all singing version with full OS/hardware integration means having to pre-order a Pixel.

    Nexuses will get it too in time, albeit current expectations are a more watered down version that can’t dig into framework so deeply. Other devices sideloading it or enabling via modules such as the above, similarly.

    Thereafter, expect to not get much unless using Allo. Even then it won’t be much beyond a chattier version of Now.


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