Google takes first place in the global smart speaker market, HomePod not found

In a market of smart speakers not yet hacked by Apple's HomePod, Google has surpassed Amaz according to new research data.

In smart speakers, a category of products whose size has doubled in the past year, According to data released Wednesday by Canalys, Google is the first place worldwide for Amaz.

Google, powered by Google Home and Home Mini devices, sold 3.2 milli devices in the first quarter for 36.2% of the market, compared with 2.5 milli Amaz Echo devices ( 27.7%). Both companies have increased sales beyd the US market, to the point that domestic sales are now less than 50% of the global total, although the United States remains the largest market for smart speakers.

Alibaba and Xiaomi, a pair of Chinese brands, are third and fourth in market share.

"Google has several advantages over Amaz that have helped it to move forward," said Ben Stant, Canalys analyst in the release. "But its biggest advantage is in the channel: operators and retailers tend to prioritize Google's speakers over those of Amaz, with Amaz being in the awkward positi of being a direct competitor , but Amaz is fighting hard. "

Apple launched the HomePod in February and in a limited number of markets, so it does not appear in the ranking of Canalys market share …. [19659007]

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