One Google Home device sold every second since October

09 Enero, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Misty Newman
  • One Google Home device sold every second since October

However, we hope Google isn't randomly making the announcements ahead of CES.

One of the biggest holiday shopping season is behind us, and Google seems to be proud of how well its products performed since mid-October. It was up for sale at just $29 during sale days in early December. Google chose to brag a bit about how successful its Home speakers have been in a blog post published yesterday.

High tech companies are now pouring millions of pounds into developing voice-controlled smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, in the belief that the limited two-way conversations that they can hold will soon become more complex and life-like. That's not a small number by any means. This, in turn, boosted sales of this kind of device, up from less than 10 million in 2016 to more than 30 million in 2017.

With smartphone features, many of these home devices extend the convenience of a virtual assistant. But competition is expected to rise as the market heats up and more vendors enter the fray.

More news: Nvidia opens GeForce NOW cloud gaming PC beta
More news: Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari Against the Spectre Attack
More news: Murió la cantante del hit en francés que el mundo bailó

Among other things, developers can now build user experiences that start on Google's voice-activated assistant and move to a user's phone. Recently, Google added features such as Voice Match, Broadcast and Hands-Free Calling to the Google Assistant for Home devices.

Smart home devices are becoming more useful as home connectivity increases.

.

But aside from shedding more light on the staggering growth of the smart speaker market, the survey also highlights another interesting trend - owners of smart home speakers, such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo, tend to use their smartphones less, while at home least.

On January 5, Search giant Google bragged a little about the success of Home Speakers.

Recomendado:

  • Uber and Volkswagen using Nvidia self-driving tech

    Uber and Volkswagen using Nvidia self-driving tech

    DRIVE AR is an SDK to introduce augmented reality-based interfaces for issuing alerts and providing information during the drive. Buzz, a prototype electric vehicle that Volkswagon hopes will cement its place as a market leader for AI computing in cars.
    SpaceX launches secret Zuma craft for United States  government

    SpaceX launches secret Zuma craft for United States government

    If and when it blasts off, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket to fly since the Saturn V of moon race fame. SpaceX will then target a booster landing at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Landing Zone 1.
    Water Pipe Break Delays Flights At JFA Airport Terminal

    Water Pipe Break Delays Flights At JFA Airport Terminal

    Departures were not impacted. "We are asking customers to call their carriers for updates on flight information". Hundreds of bags have been lined up, CNN reported, with travelers sleeping next to their suitcases.
  • Kimmel says hard to tell what the mood will be for Oscars

    Kimmel says hard to tell what the mood will be for Oscars

    Kimmel said if something like that happened again, everyone at ABC should be fired. Obviously you're preaching to the choir in that situation", he said of the joke.
    French singer France Gall no more

    French singer France Gall no more

    The rights to Comme d'Habitude were bought by the singer-songwriter Paul Anka after he heard it by chance while staying in Paris.
    No extra Australian Open pressure for Federer

    No extra Australian Open pressure for Federer

    Nadal, who lost last year's Australian Open final to Roger Federer and went on to win the French and U.S. It is not yet clear who Djokovic will play in his second match at Kooyong, expected to be on Friday.
  • Nissan Working on Technology to Make Telepathic Driving a Reality

    Nissan Working on Technology to Make Telepathic Driving a Reality

    Nissan says the technology is exclusive and we may start to see it as a standard feature on autonomous vehicles in as soon as five years.
    Atlanta Season 2 Now Has A Release Date And A New Name

    Atlanta Season 2 Now Has A Release Date And A New Name

    But then you get pushed farther and farther away from what real life is, and that's what we're trying to stay away from. It's a very tense and desperate time.
    China to build naval base in Gwadar Balochistan

    China to build naval base in Gwadar Balochistan

    Pakistan first recognized the People's Republic of China fewer than two years after it was established. It links China's restive Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Balochistan province.
  • 2 minor injuries in fire on Trump Tower roof

    2 minor injuries in fire on Trump Tower roof

    Trump Tower was also the setting for Trump's reality TV show, "The Apprentice", and the headquarters of his presidential campaign. Dark plumes smoke came from the building's roof just after 7 a.m., as firefighters first started to battle the blaze.

    El dólar volvió a escalar y cerró a $19,34

    A la espera de una baja de tasas , la divisa estadounidense se afirmó por sobre los 19 el viernes, cuando cerró la semana con un avance de 29 centésimos.
    'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site

    'World's most expensive vodka' found on Danish building site

    The bottle is covered with leather and has a replica of the radiator guard used for Russian luxury auto maker Russo-Baltique. The gold and silver bottle features a diamond-encrusted cap, but somehow, the thief missed these embellishments completely.


Popular

Trailer: Our Cartoon President
Colbert has vaulted to the top of the late-night ratings with sharp, topical humour focused on the president. Is Colbert anxious that the country is suffering from Trump fatigue? "It's like having oxygen fatigue".

James Damore sues Google, claims tech giant discriminates against white conservative men
Google LLC, 18-cv-321529, Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County (San Jose). Department of Labor that it systemically discriminates against women.

New plans to create a 'Northern Forest' in England
However, tree planting rates are dramatically low, with planting in 2016 being only 700 hectares against the government's target of 5000 hectares a year.

'El Chapo' se está volviendo loco en Estados Unidos, afirma su abogado
No importa que sea de noche o de día, el mexicano acusado de ser el mayor narcotraficante de la historia espera el juicio que podría condenarlo para siempre.

HTC announces Vive Pro headset, wireless Vive adaptor
Unlike any other platform, you'll be able to demo VR games in the VR world through the Vive headset prior to purchasing a title. The full Vive Pro bundle, which will ship with "2.0" versions of the base tracking stations, will launch at a later date.

GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business
According to CNBC , CEO Nick Woodman is considering a partnership or sale of his company, and has paid for the services of J.P. GoPro has also cut the price of the Hero6 Black camera from $499 to $399 to improve sales.

Jaguars defeat Bills 10-3
Buffalo settled for a 31-yard field goal by kicker Stephen Hauschka to take a 3-0 lead with 1:49 left in the first half. Jacksonville have won the AFC South for the first time ever with defence and the running game.

TN Bus Strike Enters Day 4; Temporary Drivers And Conductors Deployed
The court intervened in the matter after a journalist filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the unions strike. The trade unions demand a 2.57 percent hike while the government insisted on 2.44 percent hike.

El ARA Puerto Argentino se suma a la búsqueda — ARA San Juan
El de este viernes se trató del primer viaje en su tipo de los familiares de los 44 tripulantes desde que se produjo el incidente. El Estado Mayor Internacional conformado por las armadas de Estados Unidos, Rusia, Reino Unido y Argentina, asesoró la búsqueda.

Detienen a 3 presuntos integrantes de 'La línea' en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
El alcalde de Juárez, el independiente Armando Cabada Alvídrez, aseguró que no se está perdiendo el control de la ciudad a pesar de esta ola violenta.