Google Home six times better at searches than Amazon Echo according to independent study
In a 3000-question test, conducted by New York-based marketing agency 360i, Google Home was found to be six times more likely to properly answer your question than the Amazon Echo. While the Alexa toting Echo typically showed greater competence in shopping-related queries, Google Assistant was more proficient in gathering all other forms of search data for the Home device.
Google Assistant. Showcasing more accurate information in most tests, as well as supporting natural-speaking follow up questions helped prove the Google Assistant a savvier tool for Q&A.
On the other hand, Alexa currently boast’s a smothering 70% of voice-assistant market share and a 16-month head start over the release of Google Home and its Assistant. This put the Google Home at a sizable disadvantage for its launch during the holiday season where Amazon saw huge sales, being the better-known and more developed product of the two. Along with this came much broader support for a range of smart home devices and services – something the Google Home has made great strides in, but still has yet to close the gap.
Amazon and Google are two of the most valuable tech companies in existence, and as such, both continue to rapidly develop their AI platforms. But, just as it was at launch, the main differentiator between the two seems to remain – if you want wider compatibility, choose the Amazon Echo; but if you want a better assistant, pick up the Google Home.
Neither Siri nor Cortana could be reached for comment.