Samsung officially unveiled its new virtual assistant Bixby today alongside its Galaxy S8 smart phone.
“Hey Google – let me talk to Progressive.” With those words Progressive Insurance announced earlier this week that it became the first insurer to launch a Google Action for the Google Home device.
Google Home will formally launch in the UK on April 6th according to a blog post this morning by Suveer Kothari, director of product partnerships and planning for Google Home.
Ford announced in the January that it would be integrating Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into Ford cars. Separately, Starbucks announced voice ordering through Alexa in January.
Cortana has reached out to several Amazon Alexa developers recruiting them to port their existing skills to Cortana Skills Kit (CSK).
Alexa skills available to U.S. users officially surpassed ten thousand today and stand at 10,016. The current count for the UK remains just over four thousand but Germans still have fewer than one thousand skills as their disposal.
Early last month, rumors swirled that Samsung was working on its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Today, Samsung confirmed these rumors in a blog post.