Google Assistant is coming to tablets and Android phones with Lollipop 5.0

Google Assistant is coming to tablets and Android phones with Lollipop 5.0

Google Assistant is coming to tablets and Android phones with Lollipop 5.0

But, if you are not up for downgrading then you can feel a bit relaxed that Google has dutifully acknowledged the issue and is already working on it.

Google has ensured its new Assistant program is able to run on a wider choice of devices now that the minimum OS requirement for the device has been reduced to Android 5.0 Lollipop. These devices are getting the Assistant through Google Play services, like Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices did, and are now rolling out to a limited set of countries in a limited number of languages. Android 5.0 Lollipop phones are also getting the update anytime soon with English and Spanish ready in key markets-US, UK, India, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Italy, Korea, Brazil, and Germany. A sizeable 26 percent of active Android users are found to continue having Android Lollipop on their devices. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, daily deals, and reviews. It is even available on the Android Wear smartwatches and Google's smart speaker, Google Home. Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list and get started with Google Assistant by just saying OK Google, but not before you register your voice sample with the device. With the Google Assistant, the user can make phone calls, send text messages, set reminders, set alarm, and many more.

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Because Assistant isn't built directly into the operating system in these older versions, users will need to physically launch the Assistant app in order to access the voice functions.

Google Assistant is also intuitive enough to learn the behaviour of the device owner over time and improve its service.

Google Assistant has come a long way from the early days when it was known as Google Now.

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