Google Assistant updated with iPad support

iPad users no longer have to use the 2x display mode when using Google Assistant on their Apple tablet. The app has been updated to automatically fit all iPad model displays. This includes the 7.9-inch iPad mini to 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The app has also includes bug fixes and stability improvements "to bring you the best Assistant experience," according to the release notes.

Assistant is Google's answer to Siri for iOS devices. It's described as "Google for your world," allowing you to have a digital assitant on all your connected devices, like your smartphone, Google Home and laptop. The app basically allows you to do anything you can do with Siri. You can make quick voice calls, send text messages and email, set reminders, schedule your calendar and so on.

Being a third-party app Google Assistant has some limitations on iOS devices. For example, you can't bring it up when your phone is locked like you can with Siri, but you can set up a widget for quick access from your Home screen. You can also have a continuous conversation with your Assistant. You can see this demonstrated in the video posted above.

Google Assistant is available for free on the App Store. It supports all devices running iOS 10.0 or later. It is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

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