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Google Assistant nears 1 billion installs as usage quadruples

08 January, 2019, 06:25 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • Magic mark: Amazon reveals for the first time, how many Alexa-devices are in circulation

However, Amazon does not reveal any specific details to say how many of Amazon's Echo devices have been sold against the third-party products.

Google Assistant is expected to be on one billion devices by the end of January. But even so, Google's two-year-old assistant would appear to have some impressive momentum on its side.

Amazon has revealed a new figure for its Alexa voice-assistant: the company says that more than 100m devices with Alexa pre-installed have been sold.

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.

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Google won't need to rely on Android and Google Home to pull more people to Google Assistant forever, though, as Bronstein says that Google has plans to look to emerging markets for further Google Assistant integration.

AI advancements helped improve Google Assistant's voice capabilities. Google also stated that the number of active users of the assistant grew four times over the past year.

Contextual knowledge from the LG ThinQ AI assistant will also intelligently weave the assistant's together, remembering previous commands so that you can talk in a more natural way to trigger previously or regularly used commands. Google Assistant's broadcast feature served up over 24 million messages just in the holiday season alone. However, Alexa now works on more than 150 different third-party products and the company is not afraid of experimentation with other startups as well. This had been sold out for weeks, said devices in-chief Dave Limp, the technology blog "The Verge". For all of the smart assistant's flaws, it has one key thing that much of the competition doesn't: native hardware support on a number of appliances and TVs.

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