Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices-10x Amazon Alexa’s install base
Jan 08 2019
In fact, Google Assistant vice president Manuel Bronstein concedes in an interview with The Verge that Android phones make up "the vast majority" of devices running the AI assistant. And with Google continuing to bring Assistant to new types of devices, that's unlikely to slow down anytime soon.
In 2018 Google Assistant also gained eight new voices in the United States such as a British and an Aussie accent.
Google announced a major milestone for Google Assistant today.
Google said Monday that its AI-powered Google Assistant will be installed on 1 billion devices in Android and iOS smartphones, TVs, headphones, tablets and even cars by the end of January.
"At the current level, Samsung's Smart TV models will physically work with the separate Google Home and Amazon Echo AI speakers, but later the AI platforms will be embedded in Samsung TVs", Chu said.
Amazon still has nearly three times the smart home support of GoogleReally, though, the big contributor to Google's billion Assistant devices is Android phones.
Further, Google says over the course of 2018, the number of active Assistant users grew by a factor of four.
Want to talk to your TV, but don't want to be locked into just one voice assistant? That simply implies a device is capable of using the Assistant, not that it is actively used on such a device. (Hello!) in a language spoken by more than 1.4 billion people of the most populous country in the world. While the company claims it outstripped its most optimistic expectations for the Echo Dot during the holiday season, Limp wouldn't give a number for that. With its Google Assistant updates, Google aims to compete with other virtual voice assistants, including Amazon's Alexa, to make smart home living more seamless for customers worldwide.