Google Assistant rolling out for Android Tablets and Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop

14 December, 2017, 19:22 | Author: Darnell Taylor
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Google today announced Google Assistant is now available for Android tablets in the US and additional smartphones using Android.

It'll roll out to Android tablet users in USA who've set their device language to English, specifically tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, and 8.0 Oreo. The virtual personal assistant was announced by Google at its developer conference past year and made its debut with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Google announced that it is coming to the smartphones running Android Lollipop.

Google is also bringing Assistant to tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow. However, the assistant, known mostly for its ability to provide on-the-fly information and not necessarily its wit as is the case with Apple's Siri, has been limited as far as its availability goes.

Recently, Google has added over 50 new games, activities, and stories to the Google Assistant on the smartphones and its home page.

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Now people with Android tablets and phones with older versions of Android can access Google Assistant.

Once you get the Google Assistant, creating a shortcut to it's as easy as opting in - you'll see an Assistant app icon in your device's app drawer. It will also shortly come to Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. It will also be available in Spanish but in the United States and Mexico, besides Spain of course.

The addition comes after the company brought Assistant to devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later in February.

Thanks to the latest word from Google, Assistant will soon be on a staggering amount of devices.

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