10 January 2019
The coming has also expanded the voice assistant to its smart speakers like the Google Home Mini and works with over a 10,000 dishwashers, ovens, light bulbs, and other smart home gadgets across 1,000 brands. Now Google has said announced in a blog post that it expects Google Assistant to be available on 1 billion devices by the end of January. This is immense progress as Google had stated a year ago, that the Assistant had reached 500 million devices and a-100 million Android devices.
The company has said that the number of active Google Assistant users has grown over 4 times in the past year. The Assistant can perform over a million actions, and have conversations in 30 different languages and is currently available in 80 countries. In 2017, the Google Assistant was available in 8 languages and 14 countries.
The Mountain View company hasn’t revealed the number of third-party apps available for Google Assistant. A third-party analysis by Voicebot.ai in January 2018 and stated the number at roughly 1,719, which is an increase of 137% from October 2017.
The company had announced that Google Assistant will be available in John Legend voice earlier this year, however, that’s still to arrive. A company spokesperson stated that the voice’s launch was “delayed,” however, declined to say when it might become available.