Android Go makes sure Google maps run on it perfectly

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However, the tablets need to have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or 7.0 Nougat installed to be able to support Assistant.

"We are now adding Android Lollipop to the list of devices on which Google Assistant will be available". Assistant fires up when you use the "Google Now" hot word.

The late release of Assistant is a nice addition for the 26.3 percent of Android users on the three-year-old OS, but it shows a weakness in the way Google updates its software.

United Kingdom users who have their language set as English will be able to use Google Assistant from today, while Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, French, Portuguese and Korean also supported.

It's also rolling out to devices in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. But, phones with Lollipop and all the tablets were deprived of the fantastic Google Assistant which comes in handy many times. However, that will be changing in the coming week for tablets running Marshmallow or above.

Google Maps Go will be made available exclusively on Android smartphones running Android 4.4 and higher.

Storyboard is available on an Android operating system. It offers features that are similar to the standard version of the Maps application, but take up less space during installation and less resources while running on these entry-level smartphones. Both the companies are in a race to sell smart speakers (powered by their respective voice assistant) during the Holiday season.

Google's Android platform version distribution data was just updated this week, and it paints a painfully sad picture of the current state of Android. Secondly, the Google Go app comes with small app size, and lastly, Google has made it easy to switch between languages, for instance, Hindi and English. On more modern phones, the Assistant can be brought up by holding down the home button, or by saying "Ok Google" while the screen is on.


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