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Upcoming Samsung TVs to Support Google Assistant & Amazon's Alexa

07 January, 2019, 17:07 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Amazon confirms Alexa device sales numbers, and it’s a lot

This total includes all devices that have Alexa built-in, and Amazon has opted not to reveal individual device sale data. Google also says that active users-both monthly and daily-have quadrupled over the a year ago, though the company won't say how many people are using Google Assistant regularly.

Google's Assistant had a very eventful 2018, spreading on smart speakers, smart screens, expanding its language base, and now the firm expects it to reach a billion users by the end of January 2019.

Amazon has cracked the mark of 100 million devices sold with its voice assistant, Alexa on-Board.

The Google Assistant launched in 2016 on the Google Pixel phone and since then has spread to a ton of devices. As opposed to iPhones and Android devices which come with these assistant's built in by default.

"This is really showing that the Assistant is available across the devices that really matter to you", says Nick Fox, Google's head of product and design for Search and Assistant. The executive wants to get as many devices to use Alexa as possible, and he wants those devices to do as much as possible. "And beyond that, the Assistant is being quite heavily used across these devices as well".

And, as easy as it is to get caught up in the horse race between the two companies, vanity metrics aren't necessarily as important as companies would have you believe, says Carolina Milanesi, a consumer tech analyst at Creative Strategies. Amazon had established the device category smart speaker with wizard Software and now trying to bring Alexa into more and more technology from different manufacturers.

Samsung's next line of TVs, coming this year, will offer voice control through Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.



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