Google Assistant goes beyond the Pixel to take on Apple's Siri

Virtual assistant is expected to reach about one-third of Android phones that use Google's latest software

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FIVE months after introducing its digital assistant, Google is sharing the feature with Android partners, hoping the service can boost its odds to win customers from Apple's iPhone.

Alphabet's Google is making its intelligent assistant - a service that answers queries, plays music and completes tasks - available for smartphones using the two newest versions of its Android software.

It's showcasing the service with a closer partnership with LG Electronics announced on Sunday at the Mobile...

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