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Google Assistant Will Soon Be Available on One Billion Devices

08 January, 2019, 06:23 | Author: Ron Miles
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However, you need to purchase or provide the voice assistant devices yourself, be it an Echo, Google Home, or other smart speakers. No surprise the announcement doesn't include native Assistant support, but it's still a nice win for Google.

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The company expects Assistant to be available on one billion devices by the end of this month. The tech giant said that figure will be up from the 500 million devices the company said the assistant was on last May and 900 million more than Amazon's Alexa. 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. In the same time frame Google Assistant served up over 16 million recipes. It's also now compatible with over 10,000 smart home devices - a whopping 600-percent increase over the last year - while the number of active Assistant users has grown four times over the past year. You can freely download the Google Assistant app on iOS, which helps, but on Android the Assistant comes built into the main Google app.

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Contextual knowledge from the LG ThinQ AI assistant will also intelligently weave the assistant's together, remembering previous commands so that you can talk in a more natural way to trigger previously or regularly used commands. Anyone that buys an Echo or Google Home speaker is definitely using the service, but I'm sure there are tons of people with Android phones who don't have the Assistant set up.

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Today before their enormous booth opens at CES 2019, Google announced a pretty incredible statistic regarding the Google Assistant: it's about to become available on over one billion devices worldwide. Faltering sales in China and questions about future iPhone shipments have bludgeoned Apple stock, sending it down about 6% to start the year.

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