Google is replacing the Assistant on Android devices with the recently launched Gemini app by default. When users download the Google Assistant app from the Play Store, they will receive the Gemini app instead, including a modified app icon. To continue using Google Assistant, users will need to manually switch back in the settings. One Reddit user reported that the Assistant app on his new Galaxy S24 Plus automatically switched to Gemini after a regular app update, even though he had not previously selected Gemini. The standalone Gemini app was also not installed on his device. This suggests that Gemini will replace Google Assistant.

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