Google’s Pixel smartphones were the only devices in the Android universe that had access to Google Assistant. However, now it seems little different as Google is finally bringing the Google Assistant to Non-pixel and older devices.
Google Assistant Is Now Available On Older Android Phones & Tablets
Earlier it was rumoured that Google Assistant will be only exclusive to the line Google Pixel, however, later the tech giant Google extends its line so that it will reach the rest of the devices of the Android ecosystem.
However, there were a number of restrictions that left out a good number of smartphones. Today, the tech giant Google has gone a step further by offering the Google Assistant support for smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop. An action that extends the radius of “coverage” up to 80% of smartphones by including 26% more users.
The Wizard of Google Voice has experienced a meteoric evolution. One of the great advances in this regard has been the implementation and optimization of artificial intelligence.
However, these advances were relegated in the background for many before the barrier imposed by the language. And is that after its initial deployment, the Google assistant only recognized in its early stages English. But, later Everything changed during the month of November when the tech giant Google finally extends its Google Assistant reach to other languages as well.
As we have already indicated, after the landing of Google Assistant in India, many saw how their smartphones did not enter the list of compatible models. One of the major restrictions, in addition to having HD screen and at least 1.5 GB of RAM, was the operating system version and a specific API. So, only users with models with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and up could enjoy lively conversations with Google Assistant.
Now Google Assistant compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones
Today, the multinational communicates great news for those who were limited and could not enjoy Google Assistant on their smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The voice assistant becomes compatible with this version of Android. At a strategic level, it means that Google Assistant will reach 26.3% more devices, according to the latest data on Android updates.
If you are one of the owners of a device with Android 5.0 Lollipop, make sure you have reviewed the updates of the Google app, since as of today the activation of Google Assistant begins. And remember that by then you can invoke the voice assistant through the “OK Google” command and engage in more or less fluid conversations with the assistant.
Among many of its functions, you can ask directly for the time, with your own words, check the traffic status, open applications and execute commands such as writing a WhatsApp or directly request that Google Maps to be opened and that the app show you the way to a specific point through the GPS navigation function. And yes, among other wonders you can ask Google Assistant to tell you jokes as well.
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