Google says Assistant's number of active users grew 4x over the previous year, which is really massive if you think about it. Samsung said it will be opening up its 2019 QLED TV lineup to other voice assistants, such as Alexa or Google's Assistant. But even so, Google's two-year-old assistant would appear to have some impressive momentum on its side.
Google has been working with virtually every company on the face of the earth, to get the Google Assistant onto their products.
That's an astonishing growth rate, and one billion devices sure beats Alexa's 100 million tally.
Now, that number is rapidly approaching one billion devices, all of which will have Assistant (in some form) by the end of January.
After Google introduced Continued Conversation for the Google Assistant last summer, Google Assistant can now understand and respond to users in a more natural tone.
Google has nearly doubled the number of Google Assistant enabled devices over the past year, according to the company, which states that it will soon reach one billion Google Assistant enables devices.
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 has also rolled out a redesigned smart home control for smart displays and the Google Home app on your smartphone. In December 2017, Google also started rolling out Assistant to Android tablets and to phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop, a four-year-old operating system that still makes up 18% of Android device usage.
Both Apple and Google have been trying to get people to buy their smart home speakers, but Amazon has sold way more devices in this category.