Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Google Home now has a screen — and, soon, Spotify

The small, candle-shaped speaker equipped with the artificial-intelligence personal helper Google Assistant, has sold about 300,000 units since hitting the market in October, according to research and consulting firm Parks Associates. But it remains a distant second to Amazon’s Echo which sold 14 million units in 2016 and expected to do better this year.

“They’re out for domination and being the biggest and best,” Parks Associates analyst Brad Russell said. “People are familiar with Google, and they want the experience to cut across interfaces. And Google wants to be the user interface of choice, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.”

From the article "Google Home now has a screen — and, soon, Spotify" by Nicholas Cheng.

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