Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October

How Google Home and the Google Assistant helped you get more done in 2017 - Google Blog

According to data from independent technology analysis company Canalys, almost 35 million smart speakers shipped in 2017.

Back in November, we learned that for the first time in several years, Google would have an official presence at CES. In its predictions, Canalys foresees global shipments of smart speakers growing to 56.3 million in 2018. Plus, according to the research firm, smart speakers are now the fastest-growing consumer technology. 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.

During Christmas both Google and Amazon heavily discounted prices for its smart speakers to up its sales forgoing profits, according to analysts at ABI Research says the Echo Dot has US$31 worth of parts and it was selling for US$30, the discounted price.

"The possibilities to do this are endless, be it discreet advertising, content subscription bundles, premium services or enterprise solutions".

Following blockbuster holiday sales, it's official: Smart speakers are the new best-selling consumer gadget. "Vendors have begun offering successful upgrades to their latest models, and a key element driving this stickiness are the smart home partnerships".

Among other things, developers can now build user experiences that start on Google's voice-activated assistant and move to a user's phone.

Amazon and Google are now vying to produce the best smart speakers and assistants in the hopg of dominating the booming market.

It is still unknown on when Google is planning to launch these Google Home smart speakers in India. Even those that can be run with just your voice?

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