Google confirmed this week that Android tablets won’t receive support for Google Assistant. With all the excitement taking place around many Marshmallow and Nougat-sporting smartphones, it seems no one really took the time to ask about Android tablets. Gee, shocker.
Anyway, Google specifies that Google Assistant will indeed be on Marshmallow and Nougat phones with the updated Google Play Services, but this will not include Android tablets. Sorry to Nexus 9, Pixel C and other tablet owners.
No reasoning is provided, which is odd, but it’s just a move we’ll have to live with. It should be noted that Google didn’t completely close the door to tablets receiving the feature in the future, but who knows.
Here’s what Google said.
The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.