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Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES

Google won the voice assistant popularity contest at CES
From Engadget - January 12, 2018

Google Assistant's arrival on cars is slightly more evolutionary, it will fold itself into Android Auto -- software that already had voice recognition. This will add smart home controls from the driver seat, as well as access to YouTube and more. It's a no-brainer, but for Google, it's an easy way to increase the ubiquity of its Assistant. Of course, Amazon is moving similarly: Toyota is the latest to announce that Alexa support was coming to its new car fleet. The likes of Ford and Hyundai have also stated similar intents. At least with Android Auto, there's, once again, a display to add visual answers to your verbal information requests.

Amazon is not standing still: Alexa is coming to Windows PCs, which is great news for the retailer, but not for Cortana, Microsoft's own voice assistant. Across the rest of CES, Google seemed to go toe-to-toe with Amazon's voice assistant when it came to new smart devices. For every pair of Alexa-compatible smartglasses, there was a smart lock that had its hooks in Google's option.

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