Google has decided to take its virtual assistant to more phones, a strategy that goes beyond the fragmentation of Android. This is proven by the fact that in its latest round of expansion, Google Assistant has begun to install on tablets and Android phones prior to 6.0 Marshmallow.
From now on, if you have your phone set up in English or Spanish and you live in Spain, Mexico, Canada, the United States, Australia, Singapore, India or the United Kingdom, you can enjoy the Google virtual assistant. Of course, you will have to wait for the company to update Google Play Services remotely and decide that it is time for you to have Google Assistant.
Tablets and Lollipop, an aggressive strategy
The main novelty is that, as we mentioned, this time Assistant leaves the field explored so far to also go to tablets. And not only that: Android smartphones with 5.0 Lollipop, and that’s a surprise. We already know that Google does not move a finger to solve the bleeding fragmentation of Android, hence it is surprising to see that it takes one of its star applications to mobiles that are already considered obsolete.
Everything seems to indicate that Google has decided to take an aggressive approach to the attempt to popularize Google Assistant as the closest thing there is to Siri right now , with its advantages and disadvantages. Apple’s virtual assistant is undoubtedly-we do not value whether it deserves it or not-the most popular, known all over the world. Instead, Assistant has a long way to go yet.
It did not seem viable to wait for millions of users to enjoy it, or even force them to buy a new terminal to do so. In this way, it would have been years before Assistant accumulated a respectable market share, something that the firm is not willing to allow this time.
I do not have Google Assistant yet, what do I have to do?
If you leave the Home button on your mobile and nothing happens, it is because you may not have installed the virtual assistant yet. We have already said that you can not do it manually and that is that Google decides when you receive it, so you can only do one thing: wait.
If your phone runs Android 5.0 or higher – that is, if it is about four years old or less – and is configured in Spanish or English, you just have to be patient and be willing to talk to the Google AI.