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Google Assistant coming to Android tablets, older phones

Google Assistant will soon be available on most Android devices. (Source: Google)
Google Assistant will soon be available on most Android devices. (Source: Google)
Google is continuing its rollout of Assistant to older Android devices, including tablets for the first time. First introduced on the Pixel last year as an exclusive feature, it has been some time coming.
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Google has announced that its Google Assistant will now be making its way Android tablets for the first time. The AI-powered virtual assistant will also be making its way to tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will also be making its way to older smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Following the rollout of Google Assistant to smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher earlier this year, Assistant is now rolling out to the 26 percent of Android users still running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The rollout is currently hitting devices in the U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore for users who have their device set to English. Users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea are also getting Assistant while Spanish users in the U.S. can also expect to get option to opt in to Assistant as well.

Assistant on tablets will allow users to use their voice to set reminders, add to shopping lists (that are also synced across to your Android phone), and control smart home devices including lights and plugs. Unfortunately, in addition to requiring Android 7.0 Nougat, the update rolling out this week will only work with tablets set to English and in the U.S. only.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1346 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-12-14 (Update: 2017-12-14)