Sunday, 19 March 2017

Google Assistant is not coming to tablets

Google Assistant finally moved beyond Pixel smartphone, and started rolling out the non-Pixel phones earlier this month. However, for your phone to support Assistant, it should run Android Marshmallow and Nougat, and should also have Google Play Services and atleast 1.5GB RAM and HD (720p display).

Now it appears that the restrictions also applies to the size of the device as well. In a statement to Android Police, Google confirmed that Assistant is not coming to tablets just yet. This means that devices with over 7-inch display, which is normally the standard size of a tablet will not get Assistant.

The statement reads "The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets." However, Google did not give any specific reason, why it decided to restrict Assistant to just smartphones.

Apart from smartphones, Google's Assistant is also available on Android Wear 2.0 platform, Google Home, and Google Allo messaging app. It will also be available soon on Android TVs as well. 


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