Google Assistant Rolling Out To Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and MarshmallowTablets

Google Assistant Rolling Out To Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and MarshmallowTablets

Google Assistant Rolling Out To Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and MarshmallowTablets

The search engine giant has made a decision to further expand the Assistant's reach and it will now also be available for phones and tablets running Android Lollipop and above.

At the time of its introduction, Google Assistant was only available for Android devices running Android 7 Nougat. However, not all Android smartphones received the Google Assistant. Now, they are adding Android 5.0 Lollipop devices to the list. Users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea will also get the taste of the Assistant on Android Lollipop.

The Assistant on tablets will be rolling out over the coming week to users with the language set to English in the U.S.

Google Assistant App

With the broader roll out to older versions of Android, Google is making the assistant accessible to everyone.

While users who meet the requirements mentioned above will be getting Google Assistant on their Lollipop device sooner or later, but it's the users who have the language set to English (US) on their phones, will receive the Google Assistant update first. The fragmented Android universe means that a majority of users are still on Android Lollipop and it makes logical sense to bring Assistant to these devices.

Meanwhile, Android version distribution data reveals that Google Assistant should be available to around 80 percent of active Android devices in the world with billions of users now availing the feature. In fact going by Google's latest numbers for Android division, Lollipop is at 26.3 percentage points in terms of market share, which is not a small number. What will you ask your Assistant first? This will be rolled with the update and once you get the update, the new Assistant app will appear on your all apps list. The voice assistant was introduced in May 2016 at Google's developer conference along with the Google Allo app and Google home smart speaker. In India, Google had announced the Assistant for the JioPhone as well, which is a feature phone.

Sophie Turner Fires Up First Look of Jean Grey in 'Dark Phoenix'
That's what director Simon Kinberg has to say about Charles Xavier ( James McAvoy ) in his upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix film. This will be his second time writing within the iconic storyline, as his first try was in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand .

Recommended News

  • One dead in Austrian pipeline blast

    One dead in Austrian pipeline blast

    The underground pipeline belongs to the Vienna-based OMV group, which has confirmed that there was a gas explosion at the site. Russia's Gazprom Export said it was working on redirecting gas flows and trying to secure uninterrupted supplies to clients.
    The $399 Google Home Max finally arrives in stores ars_ab.settitle(1230465)

    The $399 Google Home Max finally arrives in stores ars_ab.settitle(1230465)

    Of course, like the other Google Home devices, you'll be able to use Google Assistant to help you throughout your everyday tasks. Most of the time, the Google Assistant will recognize the second set of lights just fine, but every once in a while, it doesn't.
    IDF Located, Neutralized New Terror Tunnel Crossing into Israel

    IDF Located, Neutralized New Terror Tunnel Crossing into Israel

    Locating terror tunnels is part of an extensive effort of the IDF since the 2014 Gaza War, to locate underground infrastructure. It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself.
  • Father Of Current Michigan QB Addresses Shea Patterson Transfer

    Father Of Current Michigan QB Addresses Shea Patterson Transfer

    The Wolverines have undeniably taken positive steps forward, but they also haven't finished better than third in the Big Ten East. And the school obliged, allowing Patterson, coming off his sophomore season, the opportunity to engage in talks with MI .
    Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts playing through blizzard Sunday afternoon

    Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts playing through blizzard Sunday afternoon

    The Lake Effect is, well, in full effect this weekend in Buffalo, which means tons of snow is being dumped onto western NY . How much? A combined 97 times, the most carries in a game since the Chiefs and Bears combined for 100 in a game in 1981.
    We can't allow net neutrality to die

    We can't allow net neutrality to die

    Net neutrality regulations enacted in 2015 require that all internet traffic is treated the same by internet service providers.
  • Ukrainian court rules to free Saakashvili

    Ukrainian court rules to free Saakashvili

    I consider myself a prisoner of the Ukrainian oligarchy", Interfax cited Saakashvili as saying. Saakashvili served two terms as president of Georgia from 2004-2013.
    Louvre Abu Dhabi Claims They Own Leonardo's

    Louvre Abu Dhabi Claims They Own Leonardo's "Salvator Mundi"

    The museum opened with about 600 pieces including items from early Mesopotamia. "We own it", the official said. The newspaper said that the work will be lent or resold to museums, largely in the Middle East and Asia.
    Franken accusers say resignation speech was hypocritical

    Franken accusers say resignation speech was hypocritical

    Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them. She also claimed he forcibly kissed her when they were practicing a performance together for troops overseas.
  • Did NASA Just Find Alien Life? Kepler Discovery Changes Everything

    Did NASA Just Find Alien Life? Kepler Discovery Changes Everything

    This has afforded new opportunities to research not only exoplanets, but also young stars, supernovae, and other celestial bodies. NASA hasn't yet announced what they'll be revealing, but in a statement they did say it was related to machine learning .
    Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap

    Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap

    So later on Saturday, Trump sent a tweet accusing Weigel and the Post of willingly using a "phony photo" and spreading fake news. These recent conflicts with journalists are indicative of Trump's increasingly belligerent relationship with the media.
    Anil Kapoor joins Race 3 team, Salman Khan welcomes him

    Anil Kapoor joins Race 3 team, Salman Khan welcomes him

    The third installment in the Race series will star Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Freddy Daruwala and Saqib Saleem. Obviously then, with Anil being a part of both Race 3 with Salman and Fanney Khan with Aishwarya, the clash has been averted.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.