Ulefone has today announced that its upcoming smartphone, the Ulefone Gemini Pro will come equipped with the Google Assistant pre-installed. In fact, Ulefone took the opportunity to announce that all of their devices going forward will come with the Google Assistant included. This announcement from Ulefone follows on from the news directly from Google which confirmed that they are now in the process of rolling out Google Assistant to more devices. As part of that original announcement, Google confirmed that in addition to devices running on Android 7.0 (Nougat), devices running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) were also gaining Google Assistant compatibility. Which is likely how Ulefone is now able to confirm that their new devices will also come touting the Google Assistant. Presumably, this does also mean that any device released form Ulefone in the future will be running on Android Marshmallow, at a minimum.
Ulefone specifically points out that they will be optimizing the kernel code for the Google Assistant and also notes that this will be good news for consumers based in China and/or those looking for a more budget-oriented smartphone. As in spite of being competitively priced, the Ulefone smartphones will be able to make use of the Google Assistant in much the same way that more expensive options do. As an example, the Ulefone Gemini Pro is a device that is expected to be available for under $200 and for that price comes equipped with a 5.5-inch display, as well as 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. As well as a MediaTek Helio X27 deca-core processor, dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C connectivity and Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. In addition to the now-confirmed Google Assistant support.
Closing out this latest announcement, Ulefone reconfirmed a number of the smartphones that consumers can expect to see coming from the company in the near feature. Besides the Ulefone Gemini Pro, these newer devices will include the Ulefone Armor 2, the Ulefone F1, the Ulefone T1, and the Ulefone T3. Most of which were already announced during MWC 2017 and all of which, are now confirmed to come sporting Google Assistant at launch. Those interested can read more on this latest Ulefone announcement by heading through the link below.