Google Home six times better at searches than Amazon Echo according to independent study
In a 3000-question test, conducted by New York-basedmarketing agency 360i, Google Home was found to be six times more likely toproperly answer your question than the Amazon Echo. While the Alexa toting Echotypically showed greater competence in shopping-related queries, GoogleAssistant was more proficient in gathering all other forms of search data forthe Home device.
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 ofGoogle Home and its Assistant. This put the Google Home at a sizabledisadvantage for its launch during the holiday season where Amazonsaw huge sales, being the better-known and more developed product of thetwo. Along with this came much broader support for a range of smart homedevices and services – something the Google Home has made great strides in, butstill has yet to close the gap.
Amazon and Google are two of the most valuable techcompanies in existence, and as such, both continue to rapidly develop their AIplatforms. But, just as it was at launch, the main differentiator between thetwo 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.