Google Assistant comes to tablets and smartphones running Android Lollipop
14 December, 2017, 16:47 | Author: Rolando Keller
These devices are getting the Assistant through Google Play services, like Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices did, and are now rolling out to a limited set of countries in a limited number of languages. Similar to smartphones, you will be able to use the Google Assistant to perform various tasks such as setting reminders, controlling your smart home devices, play music, identify a playing song, find local home services, and more. Google will be extending the privilege to smartphones running software as old as Android Lollipop, according to an announcement on its blog.
Google Assistant is available for Android 5.0 Lollipop-powered devices whose language is set to English in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore. Multiple users are reporting that the latest version of Google's mobile OS has broken the multi-touch feature on their phones.
Announced back alongside the first generation Pixel smartphones, Google Assistant was exclusive to Pixel devices.
Google Assistant has come a long way from the early days when it was known as Google Now.
Surprisingly, one of the users reported on Google Product forums that the broken multi-touch problem was present in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview 1 as well. Today, however, we have some great news for the hundreds of millions of people out there with Android devices that run Lollipop: You finally have access to one of Google's best creations. That instantly opens up more than a quarter more of the Android user base for Google Assistant to tap into. This means if you are on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android Oreo, you can take advantage of the Google Assistant. Now, they are adding Android 5.0 Lollipop devices to the list. The search-engine giant is also developing a special edition of Google Assistant for Reliance JioPhone. Japan, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and Korea will also be getting the Google Assistant.
The update could also prove useful for travelers in unfamiliar areas, giving live guidance about a journey from start to finish. Google Maps recently introduced the motorcycle mode , keeping the large number of people traveling by motorcycles in mind.
A White House statement acknowledged that partnerships with other nations and private industry could well be on the cards. The last time U.S. astronauts visited the Moon was during the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied accusations against him, calling them "totally fake news". Asked how people should assess the accusers of the president, Haley said, it was "the same thing".
Hannibal - who stars in the Spider-Man: Homecoming film - said the police are "making it harder" and he's just "chilling". In a report from TMZ , the comedian allegedly approached the police and asked for an Uber . "For what?" Buress yells.
Comcast's decision comes amid reports that Fox is nearing a deal with Disney, one that could be announced as early as this week. Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say.
They later tied it a couple minutes later after a Cam Newton interception, but Cam had the last laugh in the late win. Cam Newton once again struggled to find any rhythm with the passing game, completing just 17 passes for 183 yards.
They're very appreciative, and I appreciate that and how they think that", laughing now, "even at 47 I can come back and do it. How Wentz will recover from the ACL injury, and what kind of impact the injury will have on him, is a major unknown.
It completed its primary mission in 2012, when two of the four reaction wheels used to position the telescope failed. K2 is also "introducing new research opportunities to study young stars, supernovae and other cosmic phenomena".
Celebrate Hanukkah with these traditional foods
Of the many holidays pepper the Jewish calendar, and Hanukkah is low on the priority list, way below Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To commemorate the eight days that the oil miraculously kept lit, people celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles each night.
Gas Prices Drop in Rockford
It's ultimately up to owners to decide if premium fuel is worth it, but choosing regular won't harm engines . That means filling up a 20 gallon tank would cost an additional $10 when using premium fuel.
Westfield selling its empire for $32.74 billion
Australia's iconic Westfield shopping malls are set to be taken over by a European shopping centre giant. Westfield's earning have stayed in line with analyst expectations since the split.
Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson to transfer
Head coach Hugh Freeze made a decision to pull Patterson's redshirt and start him for the final three games of the season. And the school obliged, allowing Patterson, coming off his sophomore season, the opportunity to engage in talks with MI .