Samsung Electronics' decision to include other AI platforms that rival Samsung's Bixby was interpreted as the company's acknowledgement of the limits faced by Bixby's English version in its global expansion, as it was being outperformed by Google Assistant and Alexa. As opposed to iPhones and Android devices which come with these assistant's built in by default. The User will be able to execute commands from Alexa or Google Assistant but the built-in voice helper will be Bixby. But even so, Google's two-year-old assistant would appear to have some impressive momentum on its side. By the end of this month, its Alexa "killer" is expected to be available on one billion devices around the world, up from "only" 500 million last May. And even this year we can expect the company to make a couple of interesting announcements. In the same time frame Google Assistant served up over 16 million recipes.
Google won't need to rely on Android and Google Home to pull more people to Google Assistant forever, though, as Bronstein says that Google has plans to look to emerging markets for further Google Assistant integration.
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Over 150 different products have Alexa already built into them and there are over 28,000 smart-home gadgets that can utilize Amazon's virtual assistant.
All together, Google Assistant is now fluent in almost 30 languages and available in 80 countries - up from eight languages and 14 countries, last year.
Have you used any Alexa device? It's obviously unclear exactly how many active users Google Assistant had in the past, so it is hard to understand the exact degree of growth here.
Samsung has announced that users will soon be able to control its upcoming QLED sets with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Faltering sales in China and questions about future iPhone shipments have bludgeoned Apple stock, sending it down about 6% to start the year.