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Google teases Assistant booth, announcements for CES 2018 & shares Home usage stats/sales

09 January 2018, 02:12 | Patty Hardy

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Over the course of 2017, Google sold "tens of millions" of its devices for the home. After all, the Home Mini was on sale for $29 for most of the season. Home Max was launched in mid-December at $399 -- so it's clear that it makes up a small portion f those million of sales.

Google sold more than one Home smart speaker every second since it started shipping in mid-October, taking the sales numbers to over six million, the company has announced.

Furthermore Google pointed out that they would be revealing more features and future of Google Assistant in 2018 at the CES 2018. The feature is now available in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK. 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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In the U.S. though, the company is adding more and more features to the Google Assistant.

With smartphone features, many of these home devices extend the convenience of a virtual assistant. "Your Assistant now gives you the power to voice control more than 1,500 compatible smart home devices from over 225 brands", the search engine added.

Voice recognition devices for the home could help to combat loneliness for vulnerable elderly people, the clinical advisor to Public Health England has said. Recently, it was reported Google is selling the Home Mini in losses as the overall cost of making a single Home Mini is more than $35.



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