Google's Voice Assistant Beats All Rivals 01/08/2019

Google's Voice Assistant Beats All Rivals 01/08/2019

Of course, as impressive as that figure is, it's slightly misleading.

Today, Google has chose to celebrate a big milestone a little early. The company said the number of smart devices that connect with Google Assistant increased more than 600 percent since past year.

Manuel Bronstein, VP of Google Assistant, during an interview where he expressed Google's interest in tackling lower-end cell phones. It's inevitable that at least a few of the people who receive or purchase such a device will grow attached to Assistant, and use it on a regular basis. Still, all of this shows how far Google's digital assistant has come in a short time.

That's up from 500 million devices in May, so once this milestone is met at some point in the near future, the number of Google Assistant-supporting devices will have doubled in less than a year. There are now 28,000 smart home devices that include Alexa, but only 10,000 products that work with Google Assistant. It's also available on TVs, laptops, smartwatches and much more.

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You didn't really think Google would let Amazon dominate the headlines with news of Alexa-powered device sales achievements for very long, now, did you? Well, Google Assistant is available on smartphones, Amazon Alexa is available on some smartphones.

But even with that advantage, Google is still clearly on a mission to win hearts and minds at CES and beyond.

Also at the media event, Samsung introduced a new 75-inch Micro LED screen and a 219-inch The Wall display, ahead of the CES 2019. Google Assistant has a massive presence again, and has a ton of new products announced - with many more likely before the week is over. This is mostly in emerging markets like Africa and India, but they are still being sold. "The largest footprint right now is on phones, ' Bronstein said". But the Google Assistant can solve that issue for many, by using Google's advanced voice recognition technology.

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