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Magic mark: Amazon reveals for the first time, how many Alexa-devices are in circulation

That's the all-too-rare actual number that Amazon's SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed to me earlier this week. Not to be outdone by Amazon, Google reported that they have sold 10X the number of Google Assistant devices since 2016. Alexa seems to occupy a more exclusive smart home presence than Google, which has managed to ship quite a few of its Google Home devices, especially the Google Home Mini. It has also rolled out a redesigned smart home control for smart displays and the Google Home app on your smartphone.

It all started back in March 2017, when Google announced it would bring the Assistant to all Android phones running Marshmallow or Nougat.

What is Google Assistant?

No doubt, Amazon has taken over Google when it comes to the sales of smart speakers.

With this, users will be able to operate the TV's basic functions like switching it on or off, changing the channel, volume level and also inputs, all through voice commands. And it has worked pretty well for Google.

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The CEO of the company, Ian Bell has put out a tweet that states the studio is working on a console that can do 60 FPS VR and 4K. Bell says that the initial images of the design build of the Mad Box will be made available within the next month or two.

It expects that by the end of this month the Google Assistant will be available on one billion devices, Google stating in a blog post on Monday, noting that this is up from 500 million devices from May of a year ago. Using the Google Assistant more is what Google wants. It's simple. By putting Google Assistant everywhere, it is going to get more people interested in using the Google Assistant for everything.

Google says Assistant's number of active users grew 4x over the previous year, which is really massive if you think about it. It's mostly thanks to Google's massive number of Android phones, which of course makes a comparison with the install base for Alexa nowhere near apples-to-apples.

Google also provided a set of numbers where it is considerably lagging Alexa: the number of different smart home devices it supports.

As far as we can make out (it's not stated explicitly) the figure relates to devices made both by Amazon and by other tech companies licensing Alexa.

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