Google’s iOS app Google Assistant officially added native iPad support today, bringing the tablet’s number of major Siri competitors up to three. Microsoft released an iPad-optimized version of Cortana last month, after Amazon’s Alexa ranked third overall in iPad App Store downloads during the 2017 holiday season. Available for free from the iOS App Store, Google Assistant
Google Assistant shortcut app now installs on Lollipop, tablets
The Google Assistant listing on the Play Store might only be a glorified shortcut, but it's still one avenue for accessing the Assistant on supported devices. And, as of a few days ago, it was officially updated to support devices running Lollipop 5.0. Explicit Android tablet support was also added, which brings parity to today's announcement that the Google Assistant is now supported on the iPad, too.