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Old 12-13-2017, 10:26 PM   #1
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Google Assistant Coming to Older Phones & Tablets

The Google Assistant: coming to tablets and more Android phones

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From phones to speakers to watches and more, the Google Assistant is already available across a number of devices and languages—and now, it’s coming to Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow and phones running 5.0 Lollipop.

The Google Assistant, now on Tablets

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.

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

Lollipop phones, introducing your Assistant

Earlier this year we first brought the Assistant to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher with Google Play Services. Today, we’re adding Android 5.0 Lollipop to the mix, so even more users can get help from the Google Assistant.

The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out in 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.

So now the question is … What will you ask your Assistant first?
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:15 PM   #2
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For all the buzz they generate, I wonder how many people really use any of the assistants? Probably the most successful one is Alexa on the Echo, and that's because voice is the primary input. But beyond that I rarely see people using Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Assistant on phones or tablets.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Can I say how much I hate saying, "OK, Google"? I feel like I'm gargling. Google needs to name its assistant something that comes much more trippingly off the tongue, as do Siri and Alexa.
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I use the Google Assistant on my phone all the time. I have an Echo and I have a number of requests for Alexa every day. I also occasionally use Cortana on my laptop, but not more than once every week or two.

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Can I say how much I hate saying, "OK, Google"? I feel like I'm gargling. Google needs to name its assistant something that comes much more trippingly off the tongue, as do Siri and Alexa.
i guess it's more prounouncable if one has a lisp......

My phone has OK Google but I never use it. For some reason I feel silly talking to an inanimate device.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:24 AM   #6
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Can I say how much I hate saying, "OK, Google"? I feel like I'm gargling. Google needs to name its assistant something that comes much more trippingly off the tongue, as do Siri and Alexa.
I agree. I nominate "Rapunzel"
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They have started adding hey google as the start command which is way better though personally I have set text as the main input for my phones and tablets for google now. I dont like talking to people much why the hell would I want to talk to inanimate device.
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For all the buzz they generate, I wonder how many people really use any of the assistants?.
my wife refuses to type anymore, all she does is have conversations with Siri, drives me absolutely bananas
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