Due to their silence on the matter, we don't know how many Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show units have been sold.
Starting with the company's 2019 QLED models, Samsung television owners will be able to use their voice to control their television sets through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, as well as Samsung's Bixby digital assistant. CNET is tracking all the Google Assistant and Alexa announcements out of CES 2019. In fact, Google says one out of every seven Google Home devices that were activated over the holidays was a Google Home Hub.
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Smart Assistant speakers are going to rule the market in coming days and the recent report of device sales gives a great indication towards it. Both, naturally, can take command over a host of smart home devices too. It's a small adapter that you plug into your auto and essentially gives you a Google Home for your vehicle.
We'll see your 100 million assistant devices and raise you 1 billion.
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In recapping how the Google Assistant "became more helpful in 2018", the company leads with an interesting prediction. Whether that is a simple timer for cooking, looking up a recipe, asking for score of the game or the weather, and everything in between.
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After Google introduced Continued Conversation for the Google Assistant last summer, Google Assistant can now understand and respond to users in a more natural tone. It will also focus heavily on enabling partners to make more Alexa features this year, and to push hard on worldwide expansion to drive those adoption numbers even higher. The device was updated in September with a new design and a louder speaker. Google will also be joining the ecosystem with products like Google Play, YouTube and Google Maps becoming compatible with Bixby. This makes it much easier to control your smart home products, even if you don't want to use your voice. Because Siri and Google Assistant come preinstalled on most mobile devices and only some would consider replacing them with either Alexa or Cortana, the global majority is still small. And given the number of different products out there, it's not surprising that it will hit one billion pretty easily. Today, in fact, Google revealed a seriously impressive number.