I thought Amazon’s Echo was the talking speaker industry’s leader. Nope. It’s Google. So says the guesstimators at Canalys:
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment, with year-on-year growth in Q1 2018 of 210% as shipments reached 9 million units.
Google took the top spot, beating Amazon for the first time, shipping 3.2 million of its Google Home and Home Mini devices, against the 2.5 million Echo devices shipped by Amazon.
Barbara Marie Brannan has some talking speaker numbers for you, too. All guesstimates, of course.