As for devices that support the Google Assistant, phones that run at least Marshmallow can have the feature enabled. Similar to smartphones, you will be able to use the Google Assistant to perform various tasks such as setting reminders, controlling your smart home devices, play music, identify a playing song, find local home services, and more.
Once users get the update and opt-in, they will see an Assistant app icon in their "All apps" list. Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with an active install base of 29.7 percent, is the most widely used version of Google's mobile operating system. The update will be available in coming weeks to the tablet users who have set their language to English US only. Today, Google has finally released Google Assistant for all Android smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop. And for Android Lollipop smartphone users, Google is rolling out the update in two languages- English and Spanish.
Google Assistant was first announced at Google I/O previous year as the search giant's answer to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. From what we have heard so far, a special edition of Google Assistant is also being developed for JioPhone. The company has revealed that Assistant is coming to Android tablets ans also more smartphones.
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Google Assistant is a smart AI assistant that can carry out tasks on the basis of your voice commands. In fact going by Google's latest numbers for Android division, Lollipop is at 26.3 percentage points in terms of market share, which is not a small number. Unlike the standard Google Assistant app, the Google Assistant Go will come in smaller file size and might lack all the functions.
Meanwhile, Google is also now bringing the digital helper to tablets for the first time.