The app presently supports a bunch of international languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai while many are expected to get added in the next update.
The Google Assistant Go app offers most of the features that are available through the standard Google Assistant integration. This means the app allows you to make quick phone calls, send text messages, play music, navigate places, preview your upcoming events, weather information, and ask general questions.
A support page by Google states that the Google Assistant Go app has some differences over the original Google Assistant version since the app is made to use less storage and data. The list of features that aren’t available on the lightweight Google Assistant includes;
- Controls for smart home devices
- Actions on Google
- Device Actions
Also, the app is not likely to support OK Google or Hey Google hands-free activation.
To begin with Google Assistant Go, you just need to touch and hold the Home button or tap the microphone icon on Google Search bar.
The Google Assistant Go app is compatible with devices running Android 8.0 Oreo and above to come. According to Gadgets, “at the time of filing this story, we weren’t able to install the app on any of the Android Oreo devices available at our premises”. This simply means that the app might be available only for the hardware running Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices that haven’t been launched as of now.