Google said its digital assistant is used by more than 500 million people every month. Depending on your perspective, that’s either a win for Google, or a big miss.
On the one hand, having the voice-controlled technology on over half a billion devices far outstrips main rival Amazon.com Inc., which said last year that more than 100 million gadgets had been sold with its Alexa digital assistant. However, Google’s Android operating system runs on roughly 2.5 billion devices. That suggests the Google Assistant either isn’t available with some of these products, or that many people aren’t using the service.
MacDailyNews Take: Two years ago, Apple announced that Siri was actively used on over 500 million devices every month, up from 375 million just 6 months prior (June 2017), so we imagine that Siri is still, by far, the most popular voice assistant on the planet.