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Google Assistant Won't Be Accessible With Android Tablets: Google Confirmed

First Posted: Mar 18, 2017 10:35 AM EDT
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Google has made some incredible advancements recently with its Google Assistant. The unique virtual helping hand is Google's newest take to crack down Apple's similar assisting agent: Siri. But several users of Android-based tablets raised their query about Google Assistant's unavailability on their devices. Most of them, having tablets running on Nougat or Marshmallow, the haven't received any update or pop-up in the recent timeline for enabling Google Assistant. The confusion created among them about it has finally been clarified by Google itself.

According to Android Police, Google stated that currently, the company is rolling out Google assistant to Android led smartphones only. The Android-running tablets won't be a part of this lineup. The company authority exclaimed: "The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets." Just after this declaration was officially announced, many analysts and experts came up with their own version of reasons for this sudden take, but the following potential source rightly defined the cause of such decision made by Google.

As per a report by The Verge, Google may be possibly trying to have a slow move with Google Assistant. It should be noted in this context that the company took months to roll out its supreme assisting agent to Android smartphones other than that of Google's very own Pixel range. Similarly, as Android phones are more popular among tech fans than Android tablets. So, may be to focus more on its usability and the level of appreciation among Android handset users, Google is holding back the official roll-out of Google Assistant on other Android led devices.

As far as the specs are concerned, Google Assistant can be considered as a potential replacement to Google Search App. Although, the agent still needs to be upgraded a bit more. There are certain backlogs witnessed with the agent like Google Assitant's inability to recognise songs, reading messages, assign tasks etc. Hopefully, Google would sort these out quickly alongside bringing up some more usefulness of its newest agent.

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