Thursday, May 24, 2018

Google Home overtakes Amazon Echo

Of interest here is that we can do some math.

Looks like sales of just under 9 million units/quarter of smart speakers.

Geek Wire

According to the report, Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home devices, while Amazon sold 2.5 million Echo devices in the quarter. Google captured 36 percent of market share in the first quarter, versus 28 percent for Amazon.


“Google has several advantages over Amazon that have helped it move ahead,” said Canalys Analyst Ben Stanton. “But its biggest advantage is in the channel. Operators and retailers tend to prioritize Google’s speakers over those from Amazon, as Amazon is in the tricky position of being a direct competitor. But Amazon is fighting back hard, and the sheer quantity of Alexa Skills and smart home integrations will be tough for any competitor to match.”

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