Google Assistant

Google is finally showing a bit of love to tablet owners and folks still rocking older phones. If you own a tablet on Android Marshmallow or above, you can now use Google Assistant. This is particularly good news, as up until now, Assistant was only available on phones.

Furthermore, older phones running Android Lollipop an up are also getting Assistant.

Welcome to the club, Y’all!

Google Assistant rolling out to tablets on Marshmallow and up; phones on Lollipop and up

This news comes straight from Google, who says Assistant for tablets is rolling out in the coming weeks.

As for phones on Android 5.0 Lollipop, Assistant has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in the U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain.

It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. Once you get the update and opt-in, you’ll see an Assistant app icon in your “All apps” list.

Do you have it yet?

It’s still pretty early, as Google just announced this roll-out, but we still want to know who’s got it and who doesn’t yet. I just checked on my (somewhat obsolete) LG G Pad 8.0 X, and no luck yet.

I guess it’s time to play the waiting game.