Smart Home Devices to Look for in 2018

Bill Rogers
January 9, 2018

In a blog post, Google announced that it has sold "more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October". Going by this, Google sold over 6.5 million Google Home devices.

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 USA households by 2022, reaching 55% of all homes.

If you take a look at the Home Max, it only launched mid-December and costs $399. Google will be showcasing its products at CES this week in Las Vegas. However, the Google Home Mini which is priced at just $49 in the United States must have sold in millions. It is now available on 400 million devices, "including speakers like Google Home, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, headphones, TVs, watches and more". This is the first time, Google is having a major presence on the show floor and most of it seems to be centred on the Assistant.

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"As we've added more features-like Voice Match, Broadcast and Hands-Free Calling-the Google Assistant have become even more helpful". 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.

Voice controlled home assistants have been making their way into households over the past few years and the trend will continue in 2018. Also, users can remotely control smart devices. And in slashing prices, Amazon and other smart speaker makers ensured you are among a record number of new smart speaker-owning homes.

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