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Google Assistant reaches one billion devices

Google Assistant reaches one billion devices

Dave said that Amazon is still a big believer in multiple assistants and they won't ever restrict a hardware startup to just Alexa alone, which fairly leaves the market open for fair competition. One billion - that's the number of devices the search giant says its Google Assistant virtual helper will be available on by the end of this month.

On Monday, Google announced in a blog post that Google Assistant users grew four times over the past year.

As well as Amazon's own line of Echo speakers, the number also includes the 150 third-party products that have Alexa built in such as the Sonos One speaker and the Bose QC35 II headphones amongst many others. Google is touting how Google Assistant has become more helpful.

Strange, but true; voice-assistant speakers are actually taking over as smart devices.

It expects that by the end of this month the Google Assistant will be available on one billion devices, Google stating in a blog post on Monday, noting that this is up from 500 million devices from May of previous year.

We'll see your 100 million assistant devices and raise you 1 billion.

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Of course, Google's "billion Assistant devices" claim only means a device can use the Assistant, and that's very different from a billion active Assistant users.

The remarks came on the heels of Samsung's announcement that it will partner with Google, Amazon and Apple to launch Smart TVs that are even inclusive of services provided by its archrival Apple, such as its new video-streaming service, iTunes Movies and TV Shows. Google will also be joining the ecosystem with products like Google Play, YouTube and Google Maps becoming compatible with Bixby.

Google Assistant has come a long way over the a year ago, so the growth is kind of well-deserved.

Google has nearly doubled the number of Google Assistant enabled devices over the past year, according to the company, which states that it will soon reach one billion Google Assistant enables devices.

Both Apple and Google have been trying to get people to buy their smart home speakers, but Amazon has sold way more devices in this category.


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