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Google Assistant reaches one billion devices

08 January, 2019, 01:01 | Author: Tara Roberts
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If you compare that to Alexa, the comparable assistive software made by its staunchest rival in this space (Amazon), it's available on some 100 million Alexa devices. The User will be able to execute commands from Alexa or Google Assistant but the built-in voice helper will be Bixby.

Still, one billion devices supporting Google Assistant is a big achievement for the company any way you slice it, and it'll be interesting to see where Google Assistant goes from here, but in the meantime, we're told to standby for more Google Assistant announcements coming tomorrow at CES.

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. For laptops, Google-built Chrome OS devices all have access to the Google Assistant, and it sounds like it's going to be a standard feature on all Chrome OS devices soon. It is odd, but true; voice-assistant speakers are actually taking over as smart devices. Google Assistant is Google's virtual assistant, available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as smart home devices like smart speakers and smart TVs. You can freely download the Google Assistant app on iOS, which helps, but on Android the Assistant comes built into the main Google app. And it has worked pretty well for Google.

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That group includes Minnesota (18-21), which needs to beat teams like the Lakers as often as possible just to stay in the race. Of course, LaVar has no problem telling anyone who will listen that he could go toe-to-toe with Michael Jordan.

That number, which includes smartphones, Google Home speakers, and other gadgets equipped with the assistant, is up from 500 million devices last May. Using the Google Assistant more is what Google wants. Google is touting how Google Assistant has become more helpful.

In the past year, Google Assistant has really been growing, in terms of devices and active users. After that slow initial rollout, Google continued to bring it to more and more third-party devices, including the iPhone in May 2017.

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