You competence not know it, though Google’s Android height kinda sorta has a teeny-weeny small problem: during any given time, roughly no one has entrance to sparkling new Android facilities since roughly no one has entrance to a latest chronicle of Android. Okay, so maybe you’ve listened about Android fragmentation once or twice before.
Google’s Android height chronicle placement information was usually updated this week, and it paints a painfully unhappy design of a stream state of Android. According to Google’s possess data, usually 0.5% of active Android inclination are using a many new chronicle of Android called Oreo. The many widely used chronicle during 29.7% is Android Marshmallow… that was expelled some-more than dual years ago in Oct 2015. Coming in tighten behind in a No. 2 mark with 26.3% is Android Lollipop, that is now some-more than 3 years old.
That’s usually crazy, of course, and we’ve left over since it’s so bad for users during slightest a dozen times. Today, however, we have some good news for a hundreds of millions of people out there with Android inclination that run Lollipop: You finally have entrance to one of Google’s best creations.
Google Assistant was initial denounced in May 2016. This week, after some-more than a year and a half, Google is finally bringing it to a Android Marshmallow platform. It seems peculiar to applaud a 19-month-old product streamer to a 2-year-old platform, though this is a state of affairs with Google’s mobile platform.
The arise of voice-powered practical assistants like Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri partner led Google to emanate a possess offering, that is arguably a best among them. This creates sense, of course, since Google is a resources of data. Google Assistant can do usually about all opposition solutions are able of, and afterwards some. Now, this good product is finally rolling out to Android Lollipop.
“Earlier this year we initial brought a Assistant to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and aloft with Google Play Services,” Google Assistant module manager Maksim Mukha wrote in a post on Google’s Assistant blog. “Today, we’re adding Android 5.0 Lollipop to a mix, so even some-more users can get assistance from a Google Assistant.”
He continued, “The Google Assistant on Android 5.0 Lollipop has started to hurl out [to] users with a denunciation set to English in a U.S., UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as good as in Spanish in a U.S., Mexico and Spain. It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea. Once we get a refurbish and opt-in, you’ll see an Assistant app idol in your ‘All apps’ list.”
Mukha also remarkable that Assistant will start rolling out to Android tablets in a US commencement subsequent week. Alexa is a categorical offered indicate for Amazon’s Fire inscription lineup, so this will be a acquire underline for Android inscription owners.