Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

Posted January 09, 2018

The Google Home Mini was introduced as a low-cost rival to compete with Amazon's Echo Dot, and it can be assumed that more Mini devices were sold than original Home devices due to the price point, although Google hasn't provided any sales figures. Google also reported the Home usage increased by 9 times during the holiday season, maybe from everyone at home trying to show their friends their new toy. However, the Google Home Mini which is priced at just $49 in the U.S. must have sold in millions. So it's no wonder we've sold tens of millions of all our Google devices for the home over this a year ago, Google stated this news in a blog post. The Google Assistant is now for smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above smartphones, iOS devices, and also for Android 7.0 Nougat tablet devices.

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Search giant Google today revealed that it sold one Google Home device every second since the launch Google Home Mini on October 19, 2017. Coming off the success of a Kickstarter campaign, the Homey is now on the market and positioning its brand among some of the largest companies in the world. While not yet as widespread as embedded voice assistant devices, stand-alone DVA devices are used more often and users are more satisfied. In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market.

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With smartphone features, many of these home devices extend the convenience of a virtual assistant.

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Own a Google Home or Home Mini and want to find smart lights you can run with just your voice? Now with their ability to sync with other smart home devices, the benefits are clear.