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Google Assistant coming to Android tablets, phones running 5.0 Lollipop

14 December 2017, 04:46 | Hattie Nash

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However, users will not be able to get help from the intelligent assistant just by saying "OK Google". Older Android smartphones that are pre-Marshmallow 6.0 will also get the smart assistant.

Google is now rolling out the voice-based virtual assistant to smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop. For the Spanish language it is introduced in the US, Mexico and Spain.

The update will also be rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Brazil, Germany and Korea.

If you are also facing the issue after updating your device to Android 8.1, then you must send a feedback to Google. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, daily deals, and reviews. However, the update will be available for users based in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and India.

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Google has finally released the Google Assistant for Android phones running on Lollipop.

If you have access to smartphones running Android Lollipop, you have to change the device language to English to enable you to work with the assistant.

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