Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri's competition

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

However, Siri's integration into iOS makes it more powerful when it comes to actually executing tasks - Google Assistant is limited to things Apple allows third-party apps to do.

In May of a year ago, Google announced it was bringing Google Assistant to iPhones.

So, what's changed in the jump from iPhone to iPad? 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.

Google Assistant is now rolling out to iPads starting today and is now available in these languages, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish.

Google Assistant supports multitasking on the iPad. More screen real estate simply means that you don't have to exit one app just to hop into Google Assistant. This update is merely for the app shortcut listing on the Google Play Store, bringing the APK's minimum API level down to 21.

At the moment, tapping the blue icon at the top-right corner of the Assistant panel opens the Explore page where users can find trending Actions and look through the directory of Assistant apps.

What do you guys think about Google Assistant coming to the iPad?