Earlier this month, Google officially began pushing its new Google Assistant to Marshmallow and Nougat phones, marking the first time that it was available on phones not named Pixel. Fast-forward a couple of weeks and one other detail of the rollout has been revealed.
Google Assistant will not be coming to tablets, even if they’re running Marshmallow or Nougat. Google confirmed this to the folks at Android Police, saying, “The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.”
This news makes sense if you go back and look at Google’s original announcement of the expanded Assistant availability, which specifically mentions Android phones several times. And while there aren’t exactly a lot of Android tablets out there, it’s still kind of a bummer for the Android-powered slates that are floating around out there that they won’t be getting Assistant, at least not any time soon.
Are you currently using an Android tablet? If so, which one?