Google Assistant is not going to be rolled out to Android tablets

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When Google announced last month that its AI-powered assistant Google Assistant would roll out to all Android devices starting this month, everybody was ecstatic. But, it wasn’t until only recent when the update was seen on Android smartphones and not Android tablets, did the question come up: Why is it not showing up on Android tablets?

To find this out, Android Police got in touch with Google to know why the update hadn’t yet arrived for Android tablets. To which, this is what Google is said to have replied:

The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.

So while it clears this out that there’s no point in tapping away on your tablet devices expecting the update to arrive, the question still remains as to whether the company will roll out the update eventually in the future. Android Police is said to have asked Google as to whether there is a timeline for which to expect an official release of Google Assistant to tablets, and Google is said to not have responded. So it looks like there could be an announcement for it in the future, but now’s just not the time. 

Additionally, there is no information yet as to why the company decided to skip the Google Assistant update on Android tablets.