Marshmallow and Nougat rollout of Assistant doesn’t include tablets, Google confirms

Google Assistant running on OnePlus 3T

When Google announced it was expanding the availability of Assistant to include not just the Pixel but all Marshmallow and Nougat smartphones with access to Google Play Services, the company used phrases like “smartphones,” “Android phones,” and “Android partner phones” to talk about the rollout.

The company did not mention tablets. Still, some Android tablet users held out hope that Google had misspoken or forgot to mention tablets were included in the rollout.

Google has now confirmed definitively Android tablets aren’t included in the current expansion of Assistant. In a statement issued to Android Police, a Google spokesperson said, “The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.”

Android Police went on to ask Google for a timeline of when it intends to push Assistant to Android tablets, which the company declined to provide. Whether that means Assistant will ever come to tablets is unclear. For the time being, Android tablet users will have to turn to their smartphones to check out Google’s personal assistant.

[source]Android Police[/source]