Google Assistant reaches Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones, tablets running Marshmallow and Nougat

Indeed, up to this point Assistant has only been available to Android phone users running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. Later on, the feature will come to Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and South Korea.

In an effort to expand its personal voice assistant further, Google is now bringing Assistant to Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat. Once you get the update and opt-in, you'll see an Assistant app icon in your "All apps" list.

Do you have an older Android phone or tablet? Even though Android 5.0 was released 3 years ago back in 2014, a substantial amount of Android devices are still running the outdated version of the operating system, mostly because of Android fragmentation. Talking about the tablets, the Google Assistant still lacks the support for Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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Digital assistants such as Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Amazon's Alexa are rapidly growing popularity, so it would make sense for Google to open up its own product to those who are already in the Android ecosystem.

It is also rolled out to 5.0 Lollipop phones that have the language set to Spanish in the U.S., Mexico and Spain. Interesting that Google made a decision to bring it to iPhone before fixing up its own users.

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While most users can enjoy a simple long-press of the home button to activate the Google Assistant, this won't be the story for those on these older devices.

It will be coming to more languages next year, Google said.

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  • Israel Montgomery