Google Assistant Lands on the iPad

Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri’s competition

Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri’s competition

Google Assistant has been out for some time now on Android and was welcomed to the iPhone past year.

iPad users no longer have to use the 2x display mode when using Google Assistant on their Apple tablet. It's available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish.

You've always been able to run the iPhone version on iPad, of course, but that's never a great experience. For instance, you can pull Google Assistant up as you work on something in another app or play a game.

Assistant for iPads is rolling out today!

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

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Google has provided everyone with a few examples of what Assistant can do on your iPad. Microsoft released an iPad-optimized version of Cortana last month, after Amazon's Alexa ranked third overall in iPad App Store downloads during the 2017 holiday season.

That said, for those who prefer Google's services on Apple hardware, the launch on iPad will be welcomed.

The new app also will take advantage of multitasking on iPad with iOS 11, allowing you to chat with the assistant while performing another task in the other window, like checking your calendar or planning a trip, Google says.

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.

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