Upcoming Samsung TVs to Support Google Assistant & Amazon's Alexa

Amazon confirms Alexa device sales numbers, and it’s a lot

The piece also notes that Amazon is sold out of its own Echo Dot smart speakers through January, after they were the hot seller over the Christmas period. We know there are more than 100 million Alexa users around the Globe and on contract, Samsung's Bixby powered galaxy Home speaker has not been shipped by the company yet and moreover, the digital assistant is limited only to Samsung's wearables, TVs, Smartphones and other appliances. Before Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa start duking it out on the show floor, Google wants to let the world know just how many devices have access to the Google Assistant: a cool billion. Google also says that active users-both monthly and daily-have quadrupled over the previous year, though the company won't say how many people are using Google Assistant regularly. This is not the built-in voice assistant you might have been expecting. This means that users will be able to control their Samsung TV with the help of these voice assistants. Google Assistant is also shipping on millions of Google Home speakers every quarter. Alexa has an app on both mobile platforms and has popped up as a pack-in on one or two Android phones, but that doesn't give it almost the reach compared to a default Android app. Amazon can match a lot of the device form factors that Google's ecosystem produces (and Amazon usually gets to them first), but Amazon doesn't have the foothold in mobile that Google does.

Rain prevents play in Australia-India Test
The match also saw India force the hosts to follow-on at home ground for the first time since 1988. The most important thing for us has been belief. "So they are going to learn a lot from that".

Samsung's next line of TVs, coming this year, will offer voice control through Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant. After that slow initial rollout, Google continued to bring it to more and more third-party devices, including the iPhone in May 2017.

USA sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests
Ahead of the vote, the US ordered non-emergency government employees and family members to leave the country. Under Congo electoral laws, only Ceni is permitted to announce the victor of a presidential election.

By saying, "Hey Alexa" or "OK Google", you'll be able to turn your TV on or off, change channels, and even swap input selections.

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