March 18, 2018

Google Assistant is rolling out to Apple's iPads

14 March 2018, 11:26 | Lucia Cruz

Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri's competition

Google Assistant adds iPad support, joins Alexa and Cortana as Siri rivals

The app has also includes bug fixes and stability improvements "to bring you the best Assistant experience", according to the release notes. It can do everything that Assistant is already capable of doing on the iPhone.

While Apple typically announces hundreds of new iPhone software features at WWDC, the company decided in January to push back some new features to 2019.

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

Walmart is finally getting serious about grocery delivery
It also comes at a time of intense competition within the grocery space and follows Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods past year . Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more .

Google Assistant supports multitasking on the iPad.

Being a third-party app Google Assistant has some limitations on iOS devices. Like most updates or features Google pushes out, Assistant could be coming out in phases, so if you haven't gotten this feature yet, don't worry. For instance, Amazon has just announced its Alexa app for tablets, including iPad. They can even multitask on Apple's tablet running iOS 11 and up as they will be able to chat with Assistant while they use any other app or even play a game. 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. Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

Google has started rolling out Assistant for iPad and it will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish languages.

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