Google Assistant Now Available on iPads

The Google Assistant can run side-by-side with the Google Calendar app on an iPad.                  Google

Like all digital assistants except Siri, the app must be manually opened on the iPad and can not be summoned in the background as on Android devices.

In May of past year, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones. My biggest problem with the Assistant is not exclusive to Google's AI, (I have this complaint about Siri and Amazon's Alexa as well) but nevertheless, there's a discoverablity problem.

iPad users no longer have to use the 2x display mode when using Google Assistant on their Apple tablet.

Google also points out that with multitasking in iOS 11, you can take advantage of that larger screen size in other ways.

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Need a few examples of things you can do with Google Assistant on your iPad?

In addition to Android tablet support, Google's also rolling out the red carpet for the iPad. However, for users who like the Google Assistant over Apple's Siri, the launch on iPad will be a welcome move. 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.

Google Assistant for iOS is not the same as in Android due to API restrictions. The app has been updated to automatically fit all iPad model displays.

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