Google Assistant will soon become compatible with older Android devices, ensuring that support for its voice-activated helper will actually spread far and wide across the Android market.
At the moment, Google supports phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above, and tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. While it may not seem old to many, Lollipop first launched in 2014, so the compatibility update will deal with 3-year-old smartphones. In the context of the technology, these phones are pretty outdated. However, Google’s research pointed to about a quarter of all Android devices still rocking a version of Android Lollipop. Meanwhile, a little over 30 percent of all wrestlers run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
If you still own one of these older Lollipop phones, you should see an update relatively soon. Do note, though, that this update will only appear for users in select regions and languages. Be sure to check out any updates in the coming weeks.