Google unveiled its Android Go initiative at the I/O developers conference in May last year. It’s a toned-down version of the Android operating system that’s meant for entry-level devices with little RAM. Google promised to release Go-specific versions of some of its key apps and since then we’ve seen a few of them get less memory hungry. The Google Assistant app has now received the same treatment.
Google has now released its Assistant Go app which is available for download from the Play Store starting today. The app has been toned down to function properly on entry-level devices much like the YouTube Go, Google Go, Gboard Go, and Google Maps Go apps before it.
Assistant Go brings the power of Google Assistant to these devices but given that its a toned down version, it can’t do everything that the full app can. For example, English is the only language supported by this app and it doesn’t allow users to control smart home devices, set reminders, and more.
The core functionality is still there, though. Assistant Go can provide answers to questions, launch Maps for navigation, and provide access to a variety of different features on the device in response to voice commands.
Those who have a compatible device can head over to the Google Play Store right now and download Assistant Go for free.