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According to Google, Google Assistant will now be available on older Android phones and also tablets. The voice-based virtual helper will be released for ageing phones that are using Android 5.0 Lollipop and tablets using Android 6.0 Marshmallow and also Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google Assistant on Older Android Phones and Tablets
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Google Assistant on Android Phones

As mentioned above, the digital helper will start rolling out on phones that are using the outdated Android 5. According to the giant tech company, more than 26 percent of phones are using this Android version, and so the virtual assistant will benefit quite a number of people.

Google Assistant on Android Tablets

On the side of tablets, Google assistant will be available on the newer Android versions like Android 7.0 and also Android 6.0. This will be the first time that the digital helper is finding its way in the ‘big-screen’ devices.

How to Access Google Assistant on Your Device

First, you need to have updated Google Play Services to receive the voice-activated helper update. Once you get the update and install it, you will see the assistant app icon in the ‘All Apps’ section.

When is it Rolling Out?

Well, for the phones, the digital helper is already rolling out in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India and also Singapore. It will first be available on phones that are set to the English language. It will then roll out in Spanish-speaking countries like Spain, Brazil and also Mexico. Other countries that will access the voice-activated helper in the near future include Germany, Italy, Japan and also South Korea.

As for the tablets, the digital helper will be available in the coming weeks. It will first roll out in the U.S. and also to devices set to the English language.

In conclusion, with the virtual helper on your device, you can use it to carry out your daily tasks at home. You can control your smart devices and appliances and also search for recipes. Some appliances like the LG ones are Google Assistant friendly, so it will be a walk in the park if you own them. In addition, you can set reminder, know the weather in your area and also create your shopping list.

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