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On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul figures out how to annoy Brad, HP has a new headset that looks interesting, and Siri is worth a discussion.
<p>This is the big blind spot that Paul and Brad seem to have when it comes to digital assistants:</p><p><br></p><p>Google supports: English, Hindi, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Mandarin, Tamil, Polish. </p><p><br></p><p>Siri supports: English, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish. </p><p><br></p><p>Alexa supports: English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish. </p><p><br></p><p>So of the top twenty economies in the world:</p><p>Alexa covers 10 (One of those is China which is the second largest)</p><p>Google covers 16</p><p>Siri covers 18</p><p><br></p><p>So Alexa may be wonderful at what it does but is irrelevant to a huge part of the world. </p><p><br></p><p>Google and Siri are close and though Google has the lower language count they do have Hindi which Apple doesn't. Given the relative size of India that's a sizable advantage. So as far as being competitive I would say Google has the clear advantage with its language coverage and capabilities and the Siri is far more competitive than our esteemed U.S. based pundits give it credit for. </p><p><br></p>