Google Assistant Lands on the iPad

James Marshall
March 13, 2018

Google is bringing its Assistant to the iPad today.

You've always been able to run the iPhone version on iPad, of course, but that's never a great experience. Google Assistant for iPad is launching today, and it's available in a handful of different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

So, what's changed in the jump from iPhone to iPad?

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.

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

In fact, only yesterday, Amazon announced its Alexa app for tablets, including iPad, was being updated to support Alexa calling and messaging features which route communications through the Alexa platform.

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

Google Assistant is a free download from the App Store. With Google Assistant, users can get the weather, news, sports scores, stock prices, set reminders, add calendar appointments, and find out answers to various questions.

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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