Google Gemini AI looks like it’s coming to Android tablets and could coexist with Google Assistant (for now)

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Google’s new generative AI mannequin, Gemini, is coming to Android tablets. Gemini AI has been noticed working on a Google Pixel Tablet, confirming that Gemini can exist on a tool alongside Google Assistant… in the interim, no less than. Presently, Google Gemini is on the market to run on Android telephones, and it’s anticipated that it’s going to ultimately exchange Google Assistant, Google’s present digital assistant that’s used for voice instructions.

When Gemini is put in on Android telephones, customers can be prompted to decide on between utilizing Gemini and Google Assistant. It’s unknown if this restriction will apply to tablets when Gemini lastly arrives for them – although in the intervening time it seems not. 

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A discovery in Google Search’s code

The information was delivered to us via 9to5Google, which did an in-depth report on the newest beta model (15.12) of the Google Search app within the Google Play Store and found it accommodates code referring to utilizing Gemini AI on a “pill,” along with a number of options.

The code additionally reveals that the Google app will host Gemini AI on tablets, as a substitute of a standalone app that presently exists for Android telephones. Google is likely to be planning on a separate Gemini app for tablets and presumably different units, particularly if its plans to section out Google Assistant are nonetheless in place. 

9to5Google additionally warns that as that is nonetheless a beta model of the Google Search app, Google may at all times change its thoughts and never roll out these options.

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The place does Google Assistant stand?

When 9to5Google activated Gemini on a Pixel Pill, it discovered that Google Assistant and Gemini would perform concurrently. Gemini for Android tablets is but to be finalized, so Google would possibly implement an analogous restriction that stops each Gemini and Google Assistant working on the identical time on tablets. When each had been put in and activated, and the voice command “Hey Google” was used, Google Assistant was introduced up as a substitute of Gemini.

This in flip contradicted screenshots of the setup display screen exhibiting that Gemini will take priority over Google Assistant if customers select to make use of it.

The 2 digital assistants don’t have the identical options but and we all know that the Pixel Pill was designed to behave as a wise show that makes use of Google Assistant when docked. As a result of Google Assistant can be used when somebody asks Gemini to do one thing it’s unable to do, we may even see the 2 assistants working in parallel in the interim, till Gemini has all of Google Assistant’s capabilities, similar to sensible dwelling options. 

In the meantime, Android Authority reports that the Gemini expertise on the Pixel Pill is akin to the Pixel Fold and predicts that Google’s tablets would be the first Android to achieve Gemini capabilities. This is smart, as Google might wish to use Gemini exclusivity to encourage extra individuals to purchase Pixel tablets sooner or later. The Android pill market is a extremely aggressive one, and superior AI capabilities might assist Pixel tablets stand out.


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