Google Assistant shortcut app now installs on Lollipop, tablets

  • Google Assistant shortcut app now installs on Lollipop, tablets

Google Assistant shortcut app now installs on Lollipop, tablets

Google has provided everyone with a few examples of what Assistant can do on your iPad.

Google's iOS app Google Assistant officially added native iPad support today, bringing the tablet's number of major Siri competitors up to three.

Google Assistant has been out for some time now on Android and was welcomed to the iPhone previous year.

So, what's changed in the jump from iPhone to iPad?

Google also points out that with multitasking in iOS 11, you can take advantage of that larger screen size in other ways. Like most updates or features Google pushes out, Assistant could be coming out in phases, so if you haven't gotten this feature yet, don't worry.

At the moment, tapping the blue icon at the top-right corner of the Assistant panel opens the Explore page where users can find trending Actions and look through the directory of Assistant apps.

You've always been able to run the iPhone version on iPad, of course, but that's never a great experience. Once you're in the app, Google Assistant has most of the functionality you're used to on other platforms, whether its controlling home automation systems through voice commands, scheduling reminders, or composing text messages. It doesn't matter if you're using the iPad in landscape or portrait mode, Google Assistant will still show up.