Google announced that Google Assistant can now be used on Android tablets with Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and phones with 5.0 Lollipop or later.

Lollipop launched back in 2014, so we’re talking about a rather old phone operating system here (Android 8.1 is now standard on Google’s own Pixel phones), but according to Google, more than 26 percent of all Android devices still run some version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Just over 30 percent run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Still, with an update to the Google Play Services, even these older devices will now get access to all the goodies that the Google Assistant promises — and often delivers.

Google Assistant for tablets will be available next week for US users. The Android 5.0 Lollipop devices have already begun accessing the voice assistant in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore. It will also be available in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and South Korea soon.

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