Google Assistant now available on older phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and tablets running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat.
What is Google Assistant
Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by search giant Google and announced in May 2016. Unlike Google Now, the Google Assistant is AI powered and can engage in two-way conversations. Assistant initially debuted as part of Google’s messaging app Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home.
The company’s voice search interface exists on phones, watches, TVs, cars, and in standalone smart speakers.
Supported Languages and Android Version
Voice activated Personal Assistant is available for selected language on older Android version so you will need to select one of them.
Moreover, google put restriction on availability of Assistant on your Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone, only for English language and in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
Google Assistant’s support for other languages
Those in Mexico, Spain and United States can start a conversation with Assistant in Spanish, set as default language. While they can switch to English whenever they require.
Furthermore, Google also plan to launch the platform for handsets running Android 5.0 Lollipop in Brazil, Germany, Italy and South Korea in the near future.
The roll-out for tablets running either Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android 7.0 Nougat is even more limited: Assistant will work in any country, as long as default language of tablet is English.
It is not yet clear if it will roll-out to other languages as well or no