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Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices-10x Amazon Alexa’s install base

Google boasts 1 billion Assistant devices-10x Amazon Alexa’s install base

Today before their huge booth opens at CES 2019, Google announced a pretty incredible statistic regarding the Google Assistant: it's about to become available on over one billion devices worldwide.

Google has a competitive advantage over Amazon thanks to Android. Competitor Amazon runs a similar course with his assistant Alexa, and already offers a built-in module for home appliances.

At a Global level, Google also made sure to highlight that the active users of Assistant have increased four times over the past year. Plus, Google Assistant can interpret more complex requests, including questions like, "What's the weather like in Austin and NY?" Its closest competitor, Amazon's Alexa, has 100 million or so users. All told, there are more than 150 products with Alexa built in and it's from these devices combined that we've got the current Alexa figure.

Samsung's own voice assistant software, Bixby, will co-exist with support for Amazon and Google's competitors; Bixby is built into Samsung TV remotes.

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

Even more so that a year ago, Google has descended on CES with one thing on their mind. This feature will be very useful in many settings as it should work with any Assistant-enabled speaker or display.

Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Google Assistant that will be crossing over the 1 billion device mark by the end of this month.

The newest language skill that the Assistant acquired in 2018 was Chinese Mandarin, with which it can greet people with Ni Hao! Google Assistant now works with over 10,000 smart home devices. 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.

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