Google Assistant now made compatible with older phones as well as tablets

14 December, 2017, 19:25 | Author: Darnell Taylor
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GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that it's bringing its AI Assistant to the 30 per cent of Android users still rocking its three-year-old Lollipop OS. "It has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in India, the US, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain", Maksim Mukha, Programme Manager, Google Assistant, said in a statement. Similar to smartphones, you will be able to use the Google Assistant to perform various tasks such as setting reminders, controlling your smart home devices, play music, identify a playing song, find local home services, and more. It'll launch on Android Lollipop phones where Google Assistant is already available, like the UK. Today, however, we have some great news for the hundreds of millions of people out there with Android devices that run Lollipop: You finally have access to one of Google's best creations. Eligible English language tablet users in the USA will begin receiving the update "over the coming week".

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Earlier this year, phones operating Android Marshmallow have gotten their piece of Google Assistant. Assistant fires up when you use the "Google Now" hot word. "Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list". It is also available for Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain, and is rolling out to Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea. Google then brought it to Google Home, followed by Android Wear 2.0 and other select Nougat phones.

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