Google Assistant Now Comes to Tablets & Lollipop Powered Smartphones

Google Assistant might be a solid enough virtual assistant but not everyone has been able to experience it since its launch earlier this year.

Google Assistant is now rolling out to phones running on Android Lollipop and Android tablets as well.

According to the company, Google Assistant will be rolling out to the tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat or 6.0 Marshmallow over the coming week.

The rollout will happen in the coming days for all the supported devices in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Singapore, Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, or Korea. It's also rolling out to Spanish language users in the U.S., and to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea as well. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, daily deals, and reviews. On tablets, Assistant will be limited to Nougat and Marshmallow OS versions for now. In addition, the AI will hit smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop as well.

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In layman terms, Android device users can communicate with Google Assistant like a normal one-on-one conversation with another person and can continue the conversation as long as they want.

The big news, however, is the expansion of the Google Assistant availability to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was released in 2014.

If your Google Play Services is up to date, you should get an opt-in notification inviting you to install the Google Assistant.

Google Assistant was first announced at Google I/O past year as the search giant's answer to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. As such, for the past several months, Android tablets featured the old Screen search (Now on Tap) functionality when tapping and holding the home button.


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