In lieu of Google I/O 2020 (Google opted not to hold a virtual event this year), the various arms of the company that would have otherwise had announcements at the event are trying to hold virtual conferences. That continued this week with the “Hey Google” Smart Home Virtual Summit. The big news was Google bringing Home/Away triggers to Assistant Routines with ‘presence detection’, but another minor tidbit surfaced: a new “Works with Hey Google” brand we hadn’t seen yet. Let’s overanalyze this, shall we?
Siri Stories July 8, 2020
Siri Stories July 1, 2020
Google Assistant has long dominated the voice assistant field, despite a huge head start from Apple’s Siri. With the new release of iOS 14, Apple tried to close that gap a bit with a bunch of improvements to Siri, but it’s clear that, even with that, Google Assistant still has quite the lead.
Siri Stories November 11, 2019
Siri Stories October 17, 2019
If you primarily use a Google Voice number, there are a few little roadblocks you’ve got to put up with. However, one of those is going away, as the latest Google Voice update for iOS adds better support for Siri. expand full story
Siri Stories April 29, 2019
Slowly but surely, Google Assistant speakers have been catching up with Amazon’s Alexa. However, Assistant isn’t just on speakers, it’s also a core aspect of nearly every Android smartphone. Now, it’s been revealed in a study that in less than three years, Google Assistant has managed to match market share with Apple’s Siri in terms of what people are actually using.
Siri Stories December 20, 2018
It’s hard for anyone to argue against Google Assistant being the best voice assistant at answering queries. Assistant has proven time after time that it’s superior. Recently though, one test found that the gap between Assistant, Siri, and Alexa is starting to close quite a bit.