Google Assistant is coming to Android tablets, older smartphones

14 December, 2017, 12:47 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • Google Assistant is coming to Android tablets, older smartphones

Google Assistant, the AI assistant that is omnipresent on all Android devices running Android 6 Marshmallow or higher is finally available for devices that are still on Android 5 Lollipop. In addition, the AI will hit smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop as well.

According to Android distribution data, Google Assistant is now available to almost 80 percent of Android devices across the world. This makes it the second most-used operating system after Marshmallow that runs on 30 percent smartphones. This should also prove helpful to Google as they will be able to access more information from users to improve the AI on the Google Assistant.

Language set to English: USA, UK, India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore.

Google rolling out Assistant to more devices is not surprising.

Google Assistant is coming to Android tablets, older smartphones

While users who meet the requirements mentioned above will be getting Google Assistant on their Lollipop device sooner or later, but it's the users who have the language set to English (US) on their phones, will receive the Google Assistant update first.

Now, the company has confirmed that the Google Assistant will be rolling out to tablets next week to users with the language set to English in the USA and later to other markets. The search-engine giant is also developing a special edition of Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone.

Google's Android Distribution as on December 11, 2017. This will be rolled with the update and once you get the update, the new Assistant app will appear on your all apps list.

Once Assistant is available on your phone, Google will automatically download and install the Google Assistant app. Due to the highly fragmented Android smartphone market, it was quintessential on Google's part to release the AI assistant to the previous version of the OS as well. The voice assistant was introduced in May 2016 at Google's developer conference along with the Google Allo app and Google home smart speaker.

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