One Google Home device sold every second since October

09 Enero, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Misty Newman
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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.

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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.

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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.

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