Google finally gives more Android phones their own Assistant

It's been about seven days since Google declared the dispatch of Android Go - a pared-down rendition of Android 8.1 Oreo, meant to keep running on low end gadgets packing between 1GB and 512MB of RAM.

Google Assistant was initially introduced with the original Pixel smartphones. Google, at an occasion in New Delhi as of late, had discharged Android Oreo (Go release), a working framework implied for cell phones 512MB to 1GB of RAM.

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Users will be able to use Google Assistant, when they get the update and opt-in. After the user taps the screen the app will click a picture every time you pose.

In a blog post, Google Assistant program manager, Maksim Mukha wrote, "Earlier this year we first brought the Assistant to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher with Google Play Services. It has started to roll out to users with the language set to English in India, the US, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain", Maksim Mukha, Programme Manager, Google Assistant, said in a statement. Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea are few other countries getting Assistant on phones running Android Lollipop. Coming in close behind in the No. 2 spot with 26.3% is Android Lollipop, which is now more than three years old. Google also said that similar lightweight "Go" versions of the Google Assistant and Gmail app are on their way. Android Police reports the app essentially provides a shortcut of a progressive web app of Google Maps. Users can also search and find information about millions of places, such as phone numbers and addresses. Google Maps Go app has also been put up for download in the Google Play Store. Google Maps Go is one of the many apps that the company had announced as part of its Android Oreo (Go Edition) - a light weight OS designed for entry-level smartphones.

  • Delia Davidson