Recently, Google has added over 50 new games, activities, and stories to the Google Assistant on the smartphones and its home page. It is surely a wise decision by Google to add Assistant support for old Android versions as it will help expand the reach of Google's voice assistant. According to Mukha, once users get the update, an Assistant app icon would be displayed in the "All apps list".
Having said that, Google has also introduced series of lightweight apps (Gmail, Assistant, Files Go, and Maps) that will slowly become available for such devices. Coming in close behind in the No. 2 spot with 26.3% is Android Lollipop, which is now more than three years old.
It'll roll out to Android tablet users in U.S. who've set their device language to English, specifically tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, and 8.0 Oreo.
Google says that Assistant will be available on Tablets only in the U.S. with language set to English. It is also being rolled out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.
Meanwhile, at the Google for India event earlier, Google VP of Engineering Shashidhar Thakur had stated that the prime aim of developing Google Go was to help new smartphone users "come on the Internet", and at the same time help them access the Web easily. Besides devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM will be able to run the OS. It will also be available in Spanish in the US, Mexico, and Spain, and.
This update doesn't appear to be only working on specific versions of Google's Phone app or Duo which suggests that the option was already installed just not activated yet.