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Tech giant Google has much more work to do if it wants to compete with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa and its Echo speakers, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.
The team-up came as Wal-Mart advances its e-commerce operations to compete with Amazon, which currently holds an edge in the voice-shopping market.
"I don't think Google Voice shopping is going to be as accurate as Amazon voice shopping," Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street. "
"They have more work to do on voice. Voice is everything," he added. "Google Voice is not as good as I think people think it is."
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Cramer applauded Wal-Mart for having an answer to the "dark star" that is Amazon's Alexa. But added that perhaps Wal-Mart should have reached out to tech company Nvidia.
"So, this is an answer. I don't think it is a coherent an answer," he said. "If you want to play this, I'd play it with Nvidia."
But Wal-Mart's head of e-commerce, Marc Lore, said the partnership with Google makes sense.
In a blog post, Lore said the tech giant has made "significant investments in natural language processing and artificial intelligence to deliver a powerful voice shopping experience."