Google Assistant Coming To Phones Running Android Lollipop and Tablets

Laverne Mann
December 15, 2017

According to the Google, All the tablets running Android Nougat and Marshmallow will get the Google Assistant.

Now the Assistant is coming to even more Android devices.

The Google Assistant was introduced in May 2016, and now nearly two years later, the feature is arriving on older platforms.

The update is coming to phones with English language settings in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, and Singapore. It is also being rolled out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.

It'll roll out to Android tablet users in U.S. who've set their device language to English, specifically tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, and 8.0 Oreo. However, the roll out will be limited to tablets running Android Marshmallow or later.

Technically speaking, the Google Maps Go is not available on any smartphone other than the ones running Android Go.

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This application gives an accessible route to the Progressive Web App (PWA) rendition of Google Maps, Android Police reports. Both the companies are in a race to sell smart speakers (powered by their respective voice assistant) during the Holiday season.

With a download size less than 5MB, the Google Maps Go is a lightweight version of the main Google Maps app and is basically meant for use with the Android Oreo Go edition.

Google's Android platform version distribution data was just updated this week, and it paints a painfully sad picture of the current state of Android.

Mukha also noted that Assistant will begin rolling out to Android tablets in the USA beginning next week.

The problem was reported back when the Developer Preview version of Android 8.1 was live, but, as we can see, somehow it slipped by in the official build. Besides devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM will be able to run the OS. Along with Oreo Go, Google had also announced a slew of lightweight apps.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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