Google Assistant reaches one billion devices

Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa devices

Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa devices

Besides the budget Galaxy Home speculated to come out this year, the company is aiming to widen Bixby's reach even further with new partners, including Google and other major tech companies. That's pretty impressive, but of course, Google has Android to thank for this achievement. Since Google Maps already calculates your estimated time of arrival when you're driving, the Assistant now lets you text that arrival time to others, at least if you're using an Android device.

While "vast majority" of the devices using Google Assistant are phones, smart speakers and connected-home devices are also adding a good bit to that number, The Verge reports.

Google makes its voice assistant now also to the Translator and wants him to make, for example, at the time of Check-In in Hotels useful. "Today, it is evolving to become a scalable, open AI platform that will support more and more devices".

That's an astonishing growth rate, and one billion devices sure beats Alexa's 100 million tally. These devices are made by more than 4,500 manufacturers, and apparently Alexa has access to more than 70,000 skills.

The latest version of Google Assistant is able to interpret languages, provide directions, and check into flights-all initiated with your voice, according to a press release.

But now we are getting closer to Google Assistant being available on some of Sonos' most popular smart speakers.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) expects its Google Assistant to be on 1B devices (including Android phones and smart speakers) by the end of the month. (Hello!) in a language spoken by more than 1.4 billion people of the most populous country in the world.

Without providing specific numbers, Huffman said Google Home and Google Home Hub devices sold well throughout this past holiday season. While Google Assistant help previously existed on 2018 LG TV extend, the 2019 territory will likewise offer Amazon Alexa voice associate help.

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