Google Assistant Go App is The Latest Go Initiative App

Google has released another new app into their Go initiative, Google Assistant Go.  The new app will bring a subset of Google Assistant benefits to devices with limited RAM, following in the footsteps of other Go apps.

With Google Assistant Go, there are now six Go apps:  Google Maps Go, Google Files Go, GBoard Go, Google Go, and YouTube Go along with Assistant.  If you aren’t familiar with the Go program, it is an initiative set out by Google back at Google I/O last year to bring apps & services to devices with low RAM.  These apps are mostly aimed at emerging markets or those with very low cost devices with 1GB or 2GB of RAM.

As you would expect, there are some limitations to Google Assistant Go.  First, it is only available in English.  Second, you won’t be able to do some of the features of full fledged Assistant like set reminders and interact with smart home devices.  Actions on Google and Device Actions are also not supported.

Assistant Go is now live in the Play Store for download.  If you do not have an Android Go device, you probably won’t be able to install it from the Store as it will show your device(s) being incompatible.  However, sideloading the APK is always an option if you really want to try it out.