It will also focus heavily on enabling partners to make more Alexa features this year, and to push hard on worldwide expansion to drive those adoption numbers even higher.
Amazon Senior Vice President of Devices Dave Limp has revealed in an interview that they have sold more than 100 million Alexa devices, an astonishing figure if we compare the figure with the number of devices which have Google Assistant or other AI, assistants. But even so, Google's two-year-old assistant would appear to have some impressive momentum on its side. In December 2017, Google also started rolling out Assistant to Android tablets and to phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop, a four-year-old operating system that still makes up 18% of Android device usage. Its daily and monthly active user base has grown four times since this point previous year, according to Google.
More than 100 million devices with Alexa on board have been sold. "I think someday, third-party Alexa-enabled endpoints may be vastly larger than what we produce ourselves", he says. There's a range of smart speakers like the Google Home line and third-party devices from JBL, Sony, Panasonic, LG, and more. If you are unaware, Echo Auto can be mounted inside any vehicle and is powered by Alexa.
What will matter more going forward, she says, is which company is able to expand outside of North America. Assistant is now available in 30 languages and 80 countries.