Android tablets will not be getting Google Assistant very soon
- Fariha Khan
- March 17, 2017
Do you have an Android tablet running Marshmallow or Nougat? If so and you are wondering why you still have not got the Google Assistant in there, well it is time to know that it is not happening at least any time soon.
According to reports, the Assistant is rolling out to Android phones, not tablets.
The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets,
Google confirmed. But it is not evident as to why Google is holding it up for android tablets. In fact, it is just not clear.
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Google might be planning a different interface for the bigger screens of tablets. However, it didn't change anything for the Assistant's predecessor, Now on Tap.
It could be that Google is only trying to maintain a slow rollout for its Assistant. The company took quite a while to expand beyond the Google Pixel but it has opened the locks by rolling it out to Android phones that are much more popular compared to Android tablets. That is why it is not completely clear why tablets with the same operating system would get a different treatment.
Last month Google announced that the Assistant would begin rolling out to Marshmallow and Nougat phones in various English-speaking countries. The update hit most phones during the last week. The Assistant is basically a Siri-like interface that makes use of numerous features that Android devices already possess and thus making them a somewhat easier for users to use.
Seemingly, the Google Assistant will make its way to the Android tablets ultimately. But at the moment we have no idea about when Google plans to launch Assistant for tabs.
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