Google Assistant Lands on the iPad

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The smart assistant was first launched on iOS at Google I/O 2017, following its earlier introduction on Android devices, led by Google's Pixel phone.

In May of a year ago, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones.

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iPad support should be rolling out today, with language compatibility for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. That's why it's critical for apps like Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa app to support all platforms, and not just their own hardware - like Android devices or Fire tablets. For instance, you can pull Google Assistant up as you work on something in another app or play a game. Additionally, on version 7.23 of the Google app beta, we managed to enable similar Reminders and Purchases menu in Assistant's Settings list. You can get started with Google Assistant for iPad by downloading the app from the iTunes App Store [download]. 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. The app has also includes bug fixes and stability improvements "to bring you the best Assistant experience", according to the release notes.