Google Assistant is now available for gadgets with Android Lollipop and above

14 December 2017
The personal assistant from Google saw the light of day more than a year ago. At first, only owners of branded Pixel devices could try it out. However, after a while the list of supported gadgets was slightly extended to include smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the owners of older smartphones were not available until now. Now, however, Google Assistant has finally made its way to devices running Android Lollipop.It is reported that in the near future, a long press on the home screen button will no longer trigger the Now On Tap feature, also known as screen search. Instead, smartphones running Android Lollipop and above will launch the long-awaited Google Assistant. This time, developers haven't ignored tablets either. Earlier the assistant hasn't been available on such devices, so its appearance can be considered as a very significant event. However, Google Assistant will only support tablets running Android Marshmallow and higher. It is worth to add that in order to use the assistant's help, users will not have to install additional applications. Assistant will automatically become available on supported devices in the coming days. The distribution of the assistant will begin in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Spain, India, Mexico, Singapore, Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea. As for Russian users, the need to wait a little longer is unlikely to be a problem, given that Google Assistant will not speak Russian until 2018.