With Google Assistant rolling out widely to Android Marshmallow and Nougat running phones, the question of if the new feature would be hitting Android tablets too. The answer is no. The team over at Android Police got confirmation from Google directly that the feature will only be rolling out to phones and not to tablets. As an Android tablet user (albeit limited these days), its a bit disappointing that the feature won’t be rolling out. That said, it’s understandable. Given that tablet sales are stagnate at best and most people are driving activity and searches from their phones, it just makes sense for Google not to invest the time and effort into getting it onto tablets.
If you are desperate to get Google Assistant on your tablet, there are hacks that will get it there for you. If you hit the link to the Android Police article, they have a link to show you how to do it. But,
as always, proceed with caution.
Keep in mind that you can still use OK Google on your tablet, you just won’t have all the new benefits of Google Assistant on it.
Is this disappointing news for you? Are you surprised? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.