Google Is Shipping Almost As Many Smart Speakers As Amazon These Days


Amazon may have gotten a head start on the smart speaker market, but if a third-party analytics company is to be believed, Google is catching up fast.

According to data from Strategy Analytics, in Q1 (January through March) of 2017, Amazon was dominating the smart speaker market. The company shipped 2 million units in the period after the holiday shopping burst, taking 81.8% of the global market share. Meanwhile, in that same time period, Google shipped a relatively measly 300,000 units, taking 12.4% of the market share.

However, Google was apparently just getting started in 2017. At the time, the only Google Home available was the $130 full size model, and it wasn’t available outside of the US. By August of 2017, the company started selling in the U.K., Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. More importantly, in October the company launched the $50 Google Home Mini to compete with the similarly priced Echo Dot, finally bringing Google Home into the realm of the…

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