Bad news for those who’ve been waiting on trying the new Google Assistant on their Android tablet devices. Google has confirmed that tablets will not be getting the Google Assistant.
Recently, Google announced that their Assistant is rolling out all smartphones and devices running Android Marshmallow and later. And while all of the smartphones with Marshmallow did get the feature, tablet devices were left behind.
The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.
Now that’s sad news, but don’t give up just yet. Even if the Google Assistant isn’t officially supported on tablet devices, there is a way to get it. This involves editing the XDA forums.file on your tablet device, but then, that requires root permissions. You can find the tutorial on
So there you go, officially, Android tablets will not be getting the Google Assistant. The personal assistant replaces Google Now and was originally only available on the Pixel devices and the LG G6. How do you feel about Android tablets not getting the Google Assistant?
via Android Police