Google Assistant hits 1 billion devices as war against Alexa heats up

Sales of the Echo Dot were better than expected during the holidays Amazon says.                  Ben Fox Rubin  CNET

Sales of the Echo Dot were better than expected during the holidays Amazon says. Ben Fox Rubin CNET

According to the big G, Google Assistant will soon be on one billion devices around the world.

Amazon revealed that they have sold 100 million Alexa devices - an impressive figure considering they are up against the likes of Google and Apple's Google Assistant and Siri.

Google Assistant is expected to be on one billion devices by the end of January.

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. Alexa seems to occupy a more exclusive smart home presence than Google, which has managed to ship quite a few of its Google Home devices, especially the Google Home Mini. In that regard, Google's aptly-named Assistant AI is doing particularly well. If you make the mistake of buying a Wear OS device, you can get the Assistant on your watch, and it's even available on some Nest cameras.

Amazon has been ahead of rivals like Apple and Google with their Alexa virtual assistant enabled devices for some time and now the company has revealed how many Alexa enabled devices have been sold. However, you need to purchase or provide the voice assistant devices yourself, be it an Echo, Google Home, or other smart speakers.

Samsung, like every year, is showcasing its new TV technology at CES 2019.

Google is pushing Google Home devices ranging from Home Hub to smart displays. This is partly because the assistant's creators are rolling them out to more devices than ever. However, it is unclear how many people use this feature on their smartphone. It's also available on TVs, laptops, smartwatches and much more.

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