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Google Assistant will not arrive on tablets

The confirmation comes directly from Big G: the digital assistant distribution plan for the moment reserved for smartphones

Google Assistant on Google Pixel (Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)(Photo: Maurizio Pesce / Wired)

Google Assistant, the digital assistant created by Google to accompany its users in everyday life, will remain only for smartphones andexcluded from the tablet world: confirmed by Google itself in these hours. The software based on Google's machine learning algorithms was initially intended exclusively for the home speaker Home, the instant messaging app Allo and the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but it took only a few months for the Mountain View home to reach the predictable announcement a few weeks ago: Google Assistant would have been available on all Android smartphones, including those produced by competitors, provided that the operating system on board was updated to at least the Marshmallow version.

A few hours after the release of the software, the clarification: the tablets will not be able to use the assistant. It is not clear if this is a final decision by Google or if the exclusion is simply part of one particularly cautious release strategy, even if the second scenario seems more plausible. In fact, if the Google hardware division is working to bring Assistant to more categories of products than smartphones and smart speakers, leaving it out of the tablet would make little sense.

For us at the moment it doesn't change much: Google Assistant not yet available in Italy, and on the calendar not even marked a date for his arrival.


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