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Gary Sims oops my bad. I actually never really visited the Android Authority website. Pretty sure same goes for most of the viewers . So a YouTube video might help most of the AA viewers.
Anyway I'll make sure to read your article on AA website. :-)
Thanks very good video & yes I do remember the format of VHS & BETAMAX as many people know BETAMAX was the better format but in the end VHS won coz of marketing reasons & films being realised on VHS a lot more than BETAMAX. Fast forward to 2018 & is difficult to say if Alexa or google home is going to win. I do have both smart speakers format 1 echo dot connected directly to my mini Cambridge hi-fi so I can listen to the " free music service U get with amazon prime member then the larger echo 1 in kitchen & the new echo 2 in bedroom they control my lighting of my flat & heating temp. I got the google home as a birthday present last October 2017 & I mainly use the google home for more information than other things coz is a lot more informative. I'm always watching your videos after work they're very good as I'm addicted to technology. I always have been anyway thank you & peace.
@Dear Gary, so I have this question which I cant find a good answer. I wanted to install a linux on an android device. Not emulate, not creating an environment on top of android and run linux, I wanted to format the whole ROM and install a fresh OS. And ofcourse I failed.
My question is, since a phone is just a computer that is already running linux kernel, why cant it run any regular linux natively? Or if it can, why changing OS of a phone is not as simple as changing OS of a PC?
Despite your effort to promote something called "Alexa", "Google Assistant" is the natural choice for all Android Phone users. It is built in and it can win over not only Alexa, but Siri as well. Google is a search machine and Google Assistant is a natural extension of that machine. Maybe you hoped for some sponsor money from Amazon?
What? I didn't promote anything, the whole video is about the battle between the two systems, I didn't favor one or the other. Even if I did have a personal preference (which I don't), please explain why you have throw the accusations of sponsorship money? Do you have personal preferences for different types of tech? Are they sponsored?
Behind closed doors, this is one vicious fight that's going on and believe me when I tell you, this is the biggest form of "controlling the masses" on a scale never seen in history before!!!!! Thankyou world wide web, I love you & I hate you!!!!!!!!!!
Without Star Trek, you wouldn't be making this video. You are a YoouTuber! What will it be like in 3 hundred years from now?
A Trek fan finally gets the chance to "Get A Life!" LOL That felt good. Padds, Replication via 3D printing. Slept driving cars, which are ground shuttles. Medical scanners, portable. COMMUNICATORS! Two way video chat.
My eyes are rolling. Money will be extinct and within 50 years. Resource based economy MUST happen. No choice.
Since Google already has control over Android, Amazon's dominance looks weak. Amazon might stiple competition in all categories, since it already does not sell Chromecast...Note 10 with Alexa or not on Amazon?
This is an interesting battle for the internet and services these days. It's funny watching the browsers on my computer trying to vie for my use as well. Google could step it up and offer a platform to sell and ship just like Amazon if they desired to do so.
Think about the strategic impact if the two assistants were to come together as a separate identity to both Google and Amazon. The new product could serve each company respectively and would virtually close down any further AI assistant wars. With some thinking the strategists at Google and Amazon could make it work without losing their way. I've just started using 'Hey Google'. My view is that it is good but could do a lot better (sounds like my school report). It has drawbacks with functionality and the knowledge base not integrating.
Here's a crazy prediction. Alexa will win out for a simple reason. She's ALEXA, not Amazon. It's a psychological thing. She's personified. Think about the trigger phrase for each "Hey Google" vs. "Alexa". Do you want to say hello to a large faceless corporation known for tracking your data, every time you turn your kitchen lights on? Vs. Alexa, a woman. Truth is both are equally large ominous corporations, but putting a name on Alexa will make her the standard. I'm actually starting a video series making a smart home from scratch. Walls gutted. Everything. I'm using Alexa everywhere, if anyone's interested in getting her to do everything in your house, from curtains, to lights, to fans, make sure to check out the video on my channel!
David DeNardo I never thought about it this we but I think I agree for me at least. I have tons of android phones with assistant connected and it's easier and faster to say Alexa, than Ok/Hey Google or Hey Bixby or Hey Cortana. It's like talking to a regular person.
@SuperJosch13 I definitely see your point there. The only reason I would disagree is that Alexa's voice can be improved over time via updates. Calling the Google assistant "Google" was a deliberate marketing choice by Google, which I don't think will be an easy transition; they have millions of dollars I believe invested into their "Hey Google" marketing campaign. By the time they catch on, it may be too late. Just my opinion!
Esti Roberston, that's a good point. I'm so sued to Roku, but if Google home can control your TV through chromecast that's a great selling feature. As of right now, Alexa has wider compatibility with smarthome devices, which is why I chose her for my smarthome setup. Definitely will convert to google if they end up winning the war. At that point I'd assume GH would be compatible with all the same accessories. It might be compatible with smartthings, which is 85% of it anyways. I'll have to look it up.
Honestly Google is playing catch-up in terms of how good the hardware of the speaker is, but like a stupid amount of the devices existing today run on android now, and Google are almost guaranteed to have better integration with that.
Personally I'll take a really clean software ecosystem and potential for great integration with everything (google) over a more refined smart speaker as a standalone product. (Amazon)
Hmm.. I dont think Samsung is falling behind because they are still manufacturing home appliances to for your home.. Homesmart systems are attached to each of their products now, from a dish washing machine to refigerator.. You may want to check their sales data first.. Obviously Bixby market will grow too..
Btw the neutral one is LG..
Google's is obviously the more intelligent service but I prefer my Amazon dot around the house for reminders and chores, why? Because Alexa roles off the tongue... And dude just say Echo in your videos please, you know what I'm talking about.
I was trying to avoid the eco decision , but it is difficult to do while trying to keep all of your content organized. I have abandoned Apple and chose Google. But , I have purchased the inexpensive Fire tablet from Amazon and enjoying Alexa. And , I am using Google Assist on my Nexus 6. Decisions can be difficult!!!!!
I own both. (2 Google Homes and 2 Alexas)
All in all I must say google home is a way better ai and knows the answers to much much more questions.
With google I am sometimes amazed on what it can answer. With Alexa it is the other way around. Often I am like: What? you can´t even answer that?
Alexas voice does recognize better, I have to say.
The biggest problem with the google assistant is, that it always prefers to react on google home.
That means if you say: "Ok, google, navigate to the cinema", my google home answers that it cannot do that, even though the command was meant for my phone.... If the command clearly is about an app that the google home doesn´t have, google should recognize this and act accordingly...
Both devices randomly don´t work sometimes or play music without anyone giving a command.
Haven´t watched the video yet.
PS: F*ck BIXBY
WINNER IS ANDROID... TDLR
There really isn't much of a war for voice assistance. It's more of a less an ecosystem choice. You have 4 choices, yes for. Amazon Alexa, google assistance., Apple's Siri, and Microsoft cortana and the dominating leader of this ecosystem is the platform you use the most often.
01 If you're a MIXED platform USER ( Microsoft Windows, Android phone, apple tablet, and a play station, linux steam, third party services) or what have you in combination your best choice is Amazon assistance. But if you're strictly in one ecosystem, 80 percent of the time.
02 ANDROID ( cell phone, tablet, watch/fitness tracker, TV, gaming system, and desktop [ remix os / linux ] Android services) your best choice is a google assistance.
03 Microsoft ( desktop, laptop, tablet, cell phone, watch/fitness tracker, xbox, steam link, servers, Microsoft services) your best choice is Cortana assistance
04 APPLE? ( desktop, laptop, tablet, cell phone, watch/fitness tracker, apple TV, linux steam, apple services) apples? Siri assistant.
But this ultimately comes down to what's really in your hand as a cell phone. Microsoft Android apple or others?
The only other thing that really matters is the peripheral hardware choices that you are going to make. But generally that comes after the fact of your ecosystem. Some choice. I would never recommend going out and buying random pieces of ecosystem hardware. Make your choice in advance based on the platform you use the most, and stick To it
and personally speaking, there is only one real clear winner in this case. A platform that is universally everywhere. And extremely easy to program for.
And the winner is in my personal opinion the "Android Ecosystem And Google Assistance". You can pretty much find this product in everything you use and is just running a fork of linux, java and its extremely easy to program. And light weight. This is just several things that it is commonly in. Android TV box. ,Chromecast, chrome browser, cell phone, tablet, chrome laptop, remix OS, Android were?, land phones? Google assistance. Smart home features. Like Philips hue light bulbs so, yes, Android is pretty much everywhere, now it's even in some of our toys now. And it is proximately worldwide sales. Percentage/ market share of 80 percent.
WINNER IS ANDROID... TDLR
But if you had to break it down, it would go like this.
01 Android ( winner)
02 Amazon ( just because of Amazon shopping.)
03 Cortana, windows ( just because of windows. Everywhere )
04 Seri. Apple ( Islave stick together)
I have a strange faith in Google. Being such a big software company I don't believe they make any discrepancies among their clients (the adds).The only thing I'm worried about is when they become a big hardware company (if they do). Small thinking though...
I disagreed with you Gary, Alexa is not better then google, reason being is that they both are so stupid, honestly there is nothing useful about them, we have them at home and I find myself never using them