Google has sold a Home device every second since October

Laverne Mann
January 9, 2018

While Google is claiming to have sold millions of Home speakers, it didn't give a breakdown of how those sales were split between the Home, the Home Mini, and the Home Max.

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. Google will be showcasing its products at CES this week in Las Vegas. It was up for sale at just $29 during sale days in early December. This also saw the tech giant introduced its Assistant AI to more than 400m devices, including Google Home, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, headphones, TVs, watches, and more. 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. The survey also suggests that sales of smart speakers will have reached the third of the population of major markets, such as China, India, the US, Brazil and Mexico by the end of the year.

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

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A recent study from Juniper Research found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Sonos One will be installed in over 70 million US households by 2022, reaching 55% of all homes.

Apart from this, the Google Assistant for Home has some more features such as reminders, asking to play/pause music, etc. This is an intriguing statistic, but it doesn't really mean that people will stop using their smartphones when smart speakers become commonplace in every home. Recently, it was reported Google is selling the Home Mini in losses as the overall cost of making a single Home Mini is more than $35.

When the Amazon Echo entered the market in 2015, it kicked off a new wave of demand for voice-activated smart speakers.

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