Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), a NASDAQ Stock giant is making the AI-helper available on its Google Home device and Pixel smartphones, increasing its competitive edge against the Android ecosystem offerings of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).
On Sunday at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google announced that the Google Assistant will be compatible with smartphones running on Android 6.0 and above. This means Google Assistant will be able to work on nearly one-third of current Android smartphones, including the LG Electronics phones that were unveiled at Mobile World Congress on Sunday.
According to estimates, Google shipped a total some half million Pixel smartphones and an additional half million Google Home speakers in the fourth quarter. This gives the Google Assistant an upper hand compared to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri both of which are NASDAQ Stock tech giants.
A big number of smartphone manufacturers will use the Mobile World Congress currently going on in Barcelona to roll out their latest offerings to the market hope to get sales in time before Apple unveils its its 10th anniversary iPhone expected this fall.
After releasing new tablets, Samsung Electronics has confirmed it will be unveiling the next flagship smartphone on March 29. On the other hand, the G6, LG’s new flagship has a 2:1 aspect ratio, slightly taller than the traditional 16:9 ratio. Unconfirmed reports have indicated that Samsung phones and the next-generation iPhone may have 2:1 ratios. This means the screen can display more text.
Huawei, China’s tech giant unveiled P10 handsets on Sunday. The P10 smartphones are come with the GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) mobile app for editing. GoPro intends to persuade more Huawei users to purchase a GoPro camera. In recent years, Asia has been a growth zone for GoPro which has recorded declining sales in the U.S markets.
Google Assistant will be unveiled this week in the U.S market. This will be followed by English versions in U.K, Canada and Australia and German in Germany. Google intends to develop more Assistant languages but the company gave scanty details over the same.