14 December, 2017
With the broader roll out to older versions of Android, Google is making the assistant accessible to everyone. The AI has already started rolling out to supported smartphones in English language to the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore.
The update will also be rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Brazil, Germany and Korea.
Google Assistant, the aptly named personal assistant found on Android devices (as well as the iPhone but hey, that's the least of our concerns, really), has been available to most users for over 9 months now. It will come to the rest of the world soon after, you will be able to see an Assistant app icon in your All Apps list when it arrives on your phone.
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Which tablets will get Google Assistant?
The Google Assistant can search the Internet, schedule events and alarms, adjust hardware settings on the user's device, and show information from the user's Google account and more.
Google past year started seeding it "Assistant" AI to devices including smartphones and Google Home. Spanish speakers in Spain, Mexico and the United States will be supported as well as native language speakers in Japan, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Korea. With the Google Assistant, the user can make phone calls, send text messages, set reminders, set alarm, and many more.
The users need to hold the home button to trigger the Google Assistant manually, or they can simply say Ok Google. Google's latest Android iteration, v8.0 Oreo, is just on 0.5% of devices.