Google Assistant hits Android tablets — and smartphones running Lollipop

Google has announced Assistant is now available on a much wider range of smartphones and tablets.

The interactive personal assistant has arrived on smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and tablets running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat.

However, there’s a slight catch.

You will need to have English set as the default language on your Android 5.0 Lollipop-powerwered smartphone in order to access Assistant in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • India
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Those in Mexico, Spain and the United States can, however, start a conversation with Assistant in Spanish, provided it’s set as their device’s native language – and can switch to English whenever they see fit.

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In a statement issued to Trusted Reviews on Thursday, Big G revealed that it’s also planning to launch the platform for handsets powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop in Brazil, Germany, Italy and South Korea in the near future.

The rollout for tablets running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat is even more limited: Assistant will work in any country, so long as the slate is configured in English (sorry, hispanophones).

There’s no word on whether support will be added more languages.

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