Amazon has now sold more than 100m Alexa-capable devices

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

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. Of course, if you don't have a smart speaker, then the TVs already comes with the Bixby assistant built-in.

Unlike previously suggested, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa won't natively run on Samsung TVs, but devices supporting them will soon gain some sort of integration, which will allow them to work in tandem with the company's smart TV lineup.

For 2019, Amazon says they want to continue to see Alexa in as many devices as possible, following a formula the company used to turn Amazon Web Services (AWS) into the go-to web services platform for a million start-up companies.

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And Google has been quickly diversifying the amount of gadgets that are compatible with its assistant, even if it has yet to break out its non-smartphone numbers.

Alexa will focus on becoming more conversational and generally less awkward to use.

More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold. "I think we're going to have lots of partners with really good products, which I'm excited about", Limp told The Verge. However, you need to purchase or provide the voice assistant devices yourself, be it an Echo, Google Home, or other smart speakers. Google claims that "active users of the Google Assistant grew 4 times over the past year" and that its distribution jumped from 14 countries in eight languages in 2017 to 80 countries in 30 languages in 2018, but it doesn't give an exact number of active users.

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