Google is rolling out its AI assistant to tablets for the first time. Older Android smartphones that are pre-Marshmallow 6.0 will also get the smart assistant.
Global rollouts typical take a few weeks, so if you haven’t got it yet it’s just a matter of time.
Newer phones have had Google Assistant for a while now, but this is the first time tablets are getting the highly capable AI virtual assistant.
In a blog post announcing the rollout, Assistant Program Manager at Google, Maksim Mukha said:
“With the Assistant on tablets, you can you can get help throughout your day—set reminders, add to your shopping list (and see that same list on your phone later), control your smart devices like plugs and lights, ask about the weather and more.”
Though older phones are getting the smart digital helper, tablets getting Google Assistant are, for now, limited to those running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later.
The language has been set to English in some markets and Spanish in others. The tablet updates are being rolled out during “the coming week.”
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