Google Assistant Available On 10x More Devices Than Amazon's Alexa - CES 2019

Laverne Mann
January 8, 2019

Recently, Amazon revealed that the number of people who use Alexa every day and who own more than one Echo device doubled in 2018. And with Google continuing to bring Assistant to new types of devices, that's unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

This year, at CES 2019, Google's physical presence at the show is three times bigger, and accompanies a similarly impossible-to-escape ad campaign. It may sound small compared to 1 billion, but 100 million devices is also a significant feat, especially when you consider that those are primarily non-smartphone gadgets. Google improved the Google Assistant features to make the virtual voice assistant more accessible for different cultures and languages. Google Assistant launched in 2016 on the Pixel phone and has since spread to smart speakers like the Google Home series in addition to third-party products from companies like Sony and Panasonic. Google announced that it expects to sell one billion Google Assistant devices by the end of the month. Well, Google Assistant is available on smartphones, Amazon Alexa is available on some smartphones. Google Assistant is available on Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher.

New Google Assistant features include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility. A year ago at CES, it had a massive presence with a huge "playground" outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center where it was showing off different Google Assistant devices, but also how the Google Assistant can work with these devices and do things for you every day.

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What's next for Google Assistant? . Google Assistant vice president Manuel Bronstein, though, told The Verge what's behind that massive expansion, and it's exactly what you think.

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

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