Smart Displays on the Google Graveyard Google Assistant isn’t making any money, so Google stops providing support for third party smart displays. More >
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This is consistent with Amazon’s learnings (“Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year” on Ars).
Small but important distinction: Google Assistant itself is not meant to make any money, but the interactions that Google Assistant was enabling were not (sufficiently) monetizable. Which ultimately this means that Assistant users are not sufficiently monetizable: “if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product”
So what does Siri do different?
You pay Apple. Obvious?
Isn’t that what Google is in effect moving to as well then? They stop supporting 3rd party devices, but you can still get it on Google Nest devices. Or have I missed something and they are stopping those as well?
Yes, that appears so. It still leaves the question who reimburses Google for Android, if not the Pixel customer.
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