Following the announcement of Assistant with Bard last week, development in the Google app is ramping up. In addition to Pixel 8 users, Google is getting ready to bring Assistant with Bard to Tensor-powered Pixel devices, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S23 and S24.
About APK Insight: In this “APK Insight” post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.
This is according to evidence in version 14.41 of the latest Google app beta. Besides the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Google is specifically targeting Assistant with Bard on the upcoming Galaxy S24.
Support for the Pixel 6 and newer, as well as the Galaxy S23 series, is also being planned from what we’ve seen today.
Last Wednesday, Google said it is “rolling out Assistant with Bard to select testers shortly.” The next phase, which is set to occur in “next few months,” will be an “opt-in experience.” This could be part of Google Labs like the Search Generative Experience (SGE).
“So, for Pixel 8 users, keep an eye out for how to try it for yourself.”
Based on the code we’ve seen, we believe the Pixel 8 will get it first, followed by the Galaxy S24 early next year. Afterward, signs point to older Tensor-based Pixels and the Samsung Galaxy S23 series being next in line before wider availability.
Google, in its blog post, said you’ll be able to access Assistant…