Google sold over 6 million smart speakers in 2017

Google sold one Home smart speaker every second since October

With that in mind, the number of smart home companies that support Assistant/Home either directly or through Actions on Google is now over 200.

They did more than just fine, too, as Google says it sold over "tens of millions of Google devices for the home" throughout 2017. And compared to last holiday season, Google Assistant usage increased by 9 times. The expanded compatibility encompasses both Actions on Google and Home Control support, with the latter category accounting for approximately two-thirds of the newly added products.

Google's accomplishments don't stop there. So it's no wonder we've sold tens of millions of all our Google devices for the home over this a year ago.

Tens of millions "of all Google devices for the home" were sold in 2017, the blog said, and at least one Google Home device has been sold every second since the Home Mini began to ship a few months ago, the company said.

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A representative for Buckingham Palace added: "The Queen and members of the royal family were very pleased to hear this news". The lovely baby news have been revealed by a spokesperson for the couple, who said that the entire family is "very pleased".

According to Google, 2017 was a pretty good year for the Google Assistant and an even better one for the Google Home devices where the digital assistant lives.

The announcement comes ahead of the Consumer Electronic Show that is taking place in Las Vegas next week, where Google and competitors like Amazon, Microsoft, and others are expected to extend their AI assistants to a number of new devices.

Smart speakers, which use voice recognition and virtual assistants to let users find information, order food and listen to music, have emerged as an important new computing platform that some observers believe could eventually replace smartphones.

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