Until now the app used to come pre-installed on Android phones but now you can easily download it and use it.
Google introduced the "Made by Google" branding past year, alongside the Pixel and other products.
Google's virtual assistant can be activated on (almost) any smartphone/tablet/etc which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Android Police adds that the app's code also reveals that it checks if the user's device is eligible for Assistant, and informs the user if it is not. Google can now easily update it independently without updating the whole OS. But for the time being the future of Android Wear is uncertain, beyond the Android Wear app remaining up-and-running in the Play Store. To begin with, the company has updated the Play Store policy, encouraging developers to start building the app.
One of the biggest changes with the new app is that you can now customize your experience by selecting topics that interest you most.
You can use Google Assitant to perform different tasks like you can ask it about the weather, or cheapest flights and hotels in a specific area.
Noticeably, the new build number seems to have jumped, breaking the circuit since the previous numbers.
The more likely explanation at this stage is that Google is looking to emphasise the "Made By Google" moniker, and, since it hasn't actually outright "made" a smartwatch, the LG pairing don't fit with the rest of the Store's line. Once you pick your topics, you'll not only get a personalized section of news within the app, you'll also be able to get push notifications for breaking news related to your chosen topics.