Google rolls out Assistant to older Android tablets and smartphones

Google rolls out Assistant to older Android tablets and smartphones

On top of this, Google Assistant is starting to reach Android tablets. Google has started rolling out Assistant to smartphones running Android Lollipop as well as Android tablets on Lollipop and later versions.

Further, the update is only available for devices based on the English language for India, US, UK, Australia, Canada and Singapore.

Google Assistant is coming to Android L (Android 5.0 Lollipop) smartphones and Android M and N tablets. If you've set the device's language to your regional language, you can change it by heading over to the Settings app. You will learn about Loop Control, Decision Making, Multi Threading, Debugging, Storage, User Interfaces, I/O, RecyclerViews, and more.

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Google might have made this move looking at the Android Lollipop distribution numbers. "Today, we're adding Android 5.0 Lollipop to the mix, so even more users can get help from the Google Assistant", Google said in its blog post. Android Marshmallow still leading the chart with 29.7%, followed by Android Nougat with 23.3%. One of the main reasons for a vast roll-out of Google Assistant is the staggering numbers that show that old Android OS versions are still prevalent in the market. Google says that once users receive the update and install it, they will see the Assistant app icon on the "All apps" list. Users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea will also get the virtual assistant in coming weeks.

Download and install the latest Google Play services and Google app from the download links above. Google announced the update on the "Android Wear Developers" Google Plus group.

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