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Google Assistant is rolling out to Apple's iPads

14 March 2018, 08:13 | Marlene Myers

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iPad users no longer have to use the 2x display mode when using Google Assistant on their Apple tablet. 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. For instance, you can pull Google Assistant up as you work on something in another app or play a game.

The Google app also supports iOS multitasking, which means you can use Google Assistant while you use other apps.

With growing popularity of smart speakers such as Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home, companies have been trying to make their voice assistants reach a wider set of mobile devices.

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In addition to Android tablet support, Google's also rolling out the red carpet for the iPad.

There's more to it than what can be done above, thanks to multitasking on the iPad, if you ask for Google Assistant while doing something else, a second screen will pop up letting you say what you need to say such as setting up a dinner date or marking something in your calendar.

Available for free from the iOS App Store, Google Assistant version 1.2.4507 promises the "full Assistant experience on your iPad" and has an interface formatted for all iPad screens - from the 7.9-inch iPad mini series to the largest 12.9-inch iPad Pro. You can get started with Google Assistant for iPad by downloading the app from the iTunes App Store [download].

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