– Android tablets running 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow from now.
– Users of Marshmallow and Nougat Os on tablet, the update will come later.
Google has extended it’s Assistant privilege from on phones. Google Assistant will now be found on Android tablets running 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow from now. Its availability is far more limited as Assistant will only work if you’re in the U.S. and your tablet’s language is set to English, but considering how unpopular Android tablets are these days, this likely won’t be too big of an issue.
Reports have it that most Android devices still run some version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Just over 30 percent run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Still, with an update to the Google Play Services, even these older devices will now get access to all the goodies that the Google Assistant promises — and often delivers.
The new update will be made available to users who set their language to English in the U.S., U.K., India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as to those who have set their default language to Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. Google says it will also roll out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.
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. Users of Marshmallow and Nougat Os on tablet, the update will come later. They will be able to get the update over the course of the coming week, as long as they are in the U.S. and have set their language to English.