Google Assistant Coming To Phones Running Android Lollipop and Tablets

Google Assistant Coming To Phones Running Android Lollipop and Tablets

GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that it's bringing its AI Assistant to the 30 per cent of Android users still rocking its three-year-old Lollipop OS. You will have to launch the Google Assistant app after getting the update. That was followed up by a slightly more expanded launch of the Assistant on all Android smartphones though they needed to have at least Android Marshmallow installed on their devices. However, the tablets need to have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or 7.0 Nougat installed to be able to support Assistant.

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Google Assistant launched a year ago on the Google Pixel smartphone and his expanded to other devices to give them AI features and voice activated commands. It will be also available with Spanish in US, Mexico and Spain.

Google recently refreshed the assistant with several new features optimized for users based in India.

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has drawn rave reviews for the accuracy and utility of its Google Assistant voice enabled platform.

Once you get the Google Assistant, creating a shortcut to it's as easy as opting in - you'll see an Assistant app icon in your device's app drawer.

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. This would mean that Android Lollipop smartphone users will soon be able to trigger Assistant via a long press of the Home button on their devices. The search-engine giant is also developing a special edition of Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone. Going forward, users based in Japan, Italy, Brazil, Germany, and Korea can also download and work with the Google Assistant.

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