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15 December, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Enlarge Image Now people with Android tablets and phones with older versions of Android can access Google Assistant.                  James Martin  CNET

Later, some months it was rolled out to all the Android smartphones running on Nougat and Marshmallow. Now all the people who are using smartphones running Android Lollipop will get Google Assistant very soon in their devices. The company is now testing a lite version of Google Maps, the Google Maps Go.

Just last week Google, at an event in New Delhi announced the launch of Android Oreo (Go edition) in India. Comparable lightweight Go variations of Google Assistant and Gmail are en route, as indicated by Google.

Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones and tablets running version 6.0 Marshmallow and version 7.0 Nougat will get the update, meaning that half of all Android users will have access. Whereas, the Assistant will be available in US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore with language set to English. Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea are few other countries getting Assistant on phones running Android Lollipop. Now the Assistant is finally coming to Android tablets too, but only for those with the language set to English.

Earlier this year, phones operating Android Marshmallow have gotten their piece of Google Assistant.


Google says that Assistant will be available on Tablets only in the USA with language set to English.

This application gives an accessible route to the Progressive Web App (PWA) rendition of Google Maps, Android Police reports. Besides devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM will be able to run the OS.

The latest update is also special in that it also expands the scope of Google Assistant to Android tablets as well.

Android's version fragmentation often makes reaching a majority of users a challenge, but covering Android 5.0 and up accounts for 80 percent of the active Android install base. Earlier this month, the search giant launched Android Oreo Go, an Android version tailored for the low-priced smartphones.

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