Android tablets aren’t getting Google Assistant anytime soon
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If you have an Android tablet running Marshmallow or Nougat and have been wondering why the Google Assistant isn’t showing up, here’s the reason: it’s not coming yet.
Android Police confirmed with Google that the Assistant is currently rolling out to Android phones only. “The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets,” the company wrote.
Why the distinction? It’s not at all clear. Google could be planning a different interface for tablets’ bigger screens, but it didn’t change a thing for the Assistant’s predecessor, Now on Tap.
It’s also possible that Google is just trying to maintain a slow rollout…