Google Assistant is getting a lot of attention lately and the credit can be given to its smart searches and features like Google Lens. Google has finally announced that the AI based Assistant will now roll out to phones and tablets which run on the older versions of Android. Android 5.0 Lollipop running phones will receive the Google Assistant and the tablets which run on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be graced with it as well.
Tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow are receiving the Assistant because of its huge popularity and user base. This version of Google’s OS is the most used Android version till now with an install base percentage of 29.7%. This is also the reason behind the search engine giant adding the Assistant to the smartphones which were running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow while earlier, it was introduced to the ones with Android 7.0 Nougat only.
With this confirmation, the AI based virtual Assistant is now available in over 80% of Android devices around the world. In its blog, Google has mentioned that this rollout will only be available on those devices which have English as their default language in India, US, Australia, UK, Canada, and Singapore. Devices with Spanish as their default language will also receive the Assistant in countries like Mexico, US, and Spain. The Assistant will also roll out on the phones with Android Lollipop and tablets with Android Marshmallow/ Nougat in Japan, Brazil, Korea and Germany.
All you need to do is update to the latest version of Google Play Services and the amazing feature will show itself on your screen after that! However, the Assistant is rolling out to only those tablets which have English as their default language and are active in the US. We do not know when the other countries will receive the Assistant for tablets running Android Marshmallow but we hope that it happens soon enough!
Google Assistant is proving to be very beneficial for the company and people are getting addicted to the ease of use that it provides! Are you also a fan of Google Assistant? Do you use it quite often? Let us know in the comments section below!