Google Assistant Now Available for Android Tablets, Phones Running Lollipop

14 December, 2017, 10:09 | Author: Archie Newman
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The expansion comes after Google brought Assistant to smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher in February.

Once exclusive to Google's Pixel phones, Assistant launched earlier this year on Android devices but tablets were left out. Other regions receiving the update include Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. On tablets, Assistant will be limited to Nougat and Marshmallow OS versions for now. Google Assistant is already available on all phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow and of course, Android Oreo.

Google Assistant is also intuitive enough to learn the behaviour of the device owner over time and improve its service. Google also notes that Assistant on a tablet will be ideal to control smart devices like plugs and lights or ask about the weather.

The Google Assistant will be rolled out to Android tablets, however, not all Android tablets will get the Assistant.

Further, the update is only available for devices based on the English language for India, US, UK, Australia, Canada and Singapore.

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One caveat that Google notes is the Assistant will only be coming for users using English in the US. As to why tablets did not have the Google Voice assistant until now is quite a mystery.

"Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list", Mukha wrote.

The users need to hold the home button to trigger the Google Assistant manually, or they can simply say Ok Google.

It will be coming to more languages next year, Google said.

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