Google Assistant is now available for some old Android devices Too — versions such as 5.0 Lollipop in phones and Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow in tablets.
In the nearest February, Google had launched Google Assistant for mobile devices for the first time but it was compatible with only the latest versions of Android and with devices like Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. Google Assistant was first launched for the Pixel and Google Home—and it got escalated to increase the supported systems.
Google Assistant Is Now Available For Some Old Android Devices Too
“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,” An article on Google’s official blog reads.
However, there will be a significant difference in the performance of Google Assistant in older and newer Android devices. In fact, in old Nexus 6, you need to first install the Google Assistant application and from that app, you will be able to control what work you want to take from it.
Moreover, the new feature is currently unavailable in some countries, but the developing team is working day and night to make it available to the maximum geographical area.
“The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to roll out into 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,” The blog further reads.
If you are using older versions, then you shouldn’t waste even a single time in anticipation. Just upgrade it and enjoy Google Assistant. It can remind you of important tasks using your desktop information, save important contacts and keeps you updated with all the relevant notifications.