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Report: Global Google Home shipments rose 449% in Q2 to grab the top spot from Amazon

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

A few days ago, we showed you Strategy Analytics' look at the global smart speaker market during the second quarter, which showed Amazon on top with its Echo devices, followed by Google. According to the research firm, Google had a spectacularly strong three month period with year-over-growth in shipments hitting 420%. But SA still had Amazon on top.
Today, Canalys released its look at the global smart speaker market for the second quarter, and it too had Google racking up amazing growth year-over-year. But this report showed that a 449% growth rate in shipments of ...
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Amazon running sale on its Echo and Fire devices

Amazon running sale on its Echo and Fire devices

2 monthes ago   |   By PhoneDog

Amazon today launched a Back to School sale to help students smarten up their home.
Amazon's sale includes Echo devices, Fire TV products, and Fire devices. The deals include the Echo Dot and Echo as well as a big discount on the Echo Show. On the Fire side of things, you can score deals on the Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet as well as the Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and the new Fire TV Cube .
Here's a list of the products that Amazon is now discounting:
Echo Dot
Echo
Echo Plus
Echo Dot Kids Edition
Echo Show
Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD
Fire TV Cube
Toshiba Fire TV Edition television
Fire 7 Kids...
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Google's first-party smart display could hit right before the holidays

Google's first-party smart display could hit right before the holidays

2 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

If there's one thing missing from Google's lineup of smart speakers, it's a smart display device. Amazon has one in the form of the Amazon Echo Show and while Google has partnered with the likes of JBL, Lenovo and LG to create a potential competitor, Google has yet to offer a smart display of its own design. But that could change in the very near future. According to a new report from the Nikkei Asian Review , Google could have a smart display in the works that will arrive en masse before the end of the year. The rumor came to Nikkei by way of one of Google's supply chain providers who...
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