Google Assistant now features native support for the Apple iPad

Google Assistant now features native support for the Apple iPad

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

However, Siri's integration into iOS makes it more powerful when it comes to actually executing tasks - Google Assistant is limited to things Apple allows third-party apps to do.

At the time, however, it had only been available in English. However, that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be found in the iPad version, as the iPad's bigger screen means that you'll be able to use the app in both landscape and portrait mode.

While there's a lot of talk of the growing traction of smart speakers, like Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple's HomePod, voice assistants have the potential for even broader reach by way of mobile devices.

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When the app is open, it can listen for "Hey, Google" commands, respond to natural language inquiries, and offer personalized information based on your Google account.

We've seen the iPad, in particular, receiving attention on this front in recent days.

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

That said, for those who prefer Google's services on Apple hardware, the launch on iPad will be welcomed. You can get started with Google Assistant for iPad by downloading the app from the iTunes App Store [download].

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