Samsung’s Bixby will soon talk to Google

Sales of the Echo Dot were better than expected during the holidays Amazon says.                  Ben Fox Rubin  CNET

Thankfully, Google is putting its generosity cap on and is committing to porting some of its most important apps over to Bixby, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and even Google Play.

Samsung also mentioned that its 2019 Smart TVs will be compatible with Google's AI speaker Google Home and Amazon's Echo. In comparison, Android users can simply use their device's built-in Assistant. First on the list is feature phones, believe it or not - Google thinks that there's the potential for the Assistant to make things like typing easier on those phones, despite their limited capabilities. Though Amazon could still have forced Sonos to keep Alexa exclusive for a year or so on the One.

"Connect uses the existing smart home platform to expand to new device types while making device setup and discovery simple for people", says Google.

In recapping how the Google Assistant "became more helpful in 2018", the company leads with an interesting prediction.

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As the rest of the world gets back to routine life after the holidays, the tech-world gears up for another month of madness with the release of new products and technologies at the CES 2019.

Google Assistant is now multilingual too, so customers can speak more than one language to it inside their homes.

Headlined by a new translation feature for the Google Assistant called Interpreter Mode, Google hopes its Assistant can help bridge languages gaps in a smarter and friendlier way. Google is working to integrate similar e-commerce features into Assistant. One of those devices is the DISH Hopper, this is going to allow you to search for content based on the actor, genre, title or channel, using your voice. Leading TV manufacturers like LG and Samsung have already begun Alexa and Google Home integration in their new line up for OLED TVs.