"Google’s strategy, Pichai said, is to support voice search across different contexts, ranging from phones — where, we’d note, Google’s Android OS still dominates the global market — to homes, TVs, and cars.Sundar Pichai makes the case for Google versus Alexa - Recode
“We want Google to be there for users when they need it.”
Pichai said that Google Home’s first quarter on the market was “very strong” — without disclosing any shipment numbers — and reiterated that it was “very early days” for voice search.
What’s more, he said there was still a lot of work ahead to make voice search a great experience for users — and that Google’s “years of progress” in areas like natural language processing were an advantage.
“I feel very comfortable about how this will play out in the future.”"
Friday, January 27, 2017
Sundar Pichai makes the case for Google versus Alexa - Recode
On a related note, from Alphabet’s Profits Stay Predictably Good in a Volatile Industry (NYT), "Google’s market share on desktop search is around 78 percent, but it is above 90 percent on mobile devices, according to research from NetMarketShare.com."