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Tech & Science Google Assisstant finally works on Pixel C tablets

05:57  11 april  2018
05:57  11 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Google Assistant has been available on Pixel phones from the get-go and has spread to virtually every device that's even vaguely It's not certain why it took so long for the Pixel C to get Assistant , but it's certainly not the widest audience available. The tablet is relatively old, having launched in 2015.

Google launched Assistant over a year ago with the original Pixel phones, but it expanded to more Starting now, Assistant is coming to more phones and ( finally ) tablets . I installed Assistant enabler from XDA on my old Asus Lollipop tablet , everything works normal aside from missing screen search.

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Google Assistant has been available on Pixel phones from the get-go and has spread to virtually every device that's even vaguely capable of handling it, but there has been a glaring exception: the Pixel C. Yes, while other Android tablets have had the AI helper for a while, Google's own slate has gone without. That glaring omission might not exist for much longer: Pixel C owners have reported that their devices now have Assistant access. Google Lens isn't accessible (unsurprising when it only just started reaching non-Pixel handsets), but you can use Assistant in landscape where other tablets require portrait mode.

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Despite the Google Pixel tablet was running on the latest Oreo version, it was still left out for reasons unknown. However, the tablet has now finally received the Google Assistant feature, which works the similar way as on other devices. It pops up on the screen by giving an option of either speaking or

Google has finally brought Google Assistant to the Pixel C tablet . It has surely taken an unusually long time for it to arrive on the tablet . Google Assistant was pushed out to Android tablets in December, but the Google Pixel C was not on the list of devices that received it.

Google confirmed to Engadget that the deployment started today.

It's not certain why it took so long for the Pixel C to get Assistant, but it's certainly not the widest audience available. The tablet is relatively old, having launched in 2015. And while Google didn't provide sales data during the tablet's two-year sales run, it's safe to say it didn't sell in huge numbers. Google wants to make Assistant as widely available as possible, and that means targeting the largest user bases first.

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