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

Google Assistant for iPad

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

This iPad version follows last May's launch of Google Assistant on iPhone. Now Google is bringing their Assistant to iPads all around.

As of today's update, Assistant for iOS has removed the latter tab, while the list of Reminders and Orders have been moved into Settings as their own dedicated pages. 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. However, that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be found in the iPad version, as the iPad's bigger screen means that you'll be able to use the app in both landscape and portrait mode.

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Google Assistant supports multitasking on the iPad. This will be tremendously useful when you are researching something, for example - you can have Microsoft Word or Notes open in one side of your iPad, and use Assistant on the other to ask Google questions.

So, if you're an Apple user who happens to enjoy Google's services, you now have more options when it comes to using Google Assistant on iOS. It's available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish. 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. Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

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