Google Assistant is coming to many Android tablets soon

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Adding another arrow to its smart-home quiver, Google announced Wednesday that it's expanding its personal voice assistant onto tablets and phones running Android Lollipop.

The Assistant on tablets will be rolling out over the coming week to users with the language set to English in the U.S.

Google Assistant will be rolling out to tablets running on Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems over the coming week in the US. However, Google has already begun bringing Assistant to Lollipop running smartphones with the language set to English in the major markets of the US UK, Canada, India, Australia, and Singapore and those with the language set to Spanish in the US, Spain, and Mexico.

Google launched Assistant with the first generation Pixels a year ago.

Google Assistant is coming to many Android tablets soon

Google bringing Assistant to Android 5.0 at this point might be a surprise to some, but the motive behind the company's latest move is obvious.

Touching the screen with multiple fingers causes the image on the display of some units to shake and jump, which can be quite annoying if you're playing FPS games or trying to use pinch-to-zoom. Later, some months it was rolled out to all the Android smartphones running on Nougat and Marshmallow.

Users will be able to use Google Assistant, when they get the update and opt-in.

Google had first introduced Assistant on the Pixel and Pixel XL devices in October 2016. Of course, saying "Okay Google" will still be supported, but it's still a shame to see long pressing the home button on older phones not supported. Other regions where the update will also be made available include Brazil, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Japan.

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