Google says it sold over 6 million Home speakers since mid-October

Klipsch Three and One speakers combine old school looks with modern Google Assistant control

The Google Home Mini was introduced as a low-cost rival to compete with Amazon's Echo Dot, and it can be assumed that more Mini devices were sold than original Home devices due to the price point, although Google hasn't provided any sales figures.

Enjoy The GearBrain and let us know if you don't see a product listed - but are searching for a solution that works specifically with either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. The Google Home Mini has US$26 worth of components with it priced at $29 at a discount.

While Google is claiming to have sold millions of Home speakers, it didn't give a breakdown of how those sales were split between the Home, the Home Mini, and the Home Max. The Home Max started shipping to consumers in December 2017, so it may not account for the sales.




Looking to 2018, Google promises that it has "more things in store for the Assistant" at CES. The feature is now available in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.

But aside from shedding more light on the staggering growth of the smart speaker market, the survey also highlights another interesting trend - owners of smart home speakers, such as the Google Home and Amazon Echo, tend to use their smartphones less, while at home least. In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market. While not yet as widespread as embedded voice assistant devices, stand-alone DVA devices are used more often and users are more satisfied. Amazon pioneered the phenomenon in 2014 with its Echo speaker range, before Google followed suit two years later with Home. If you find a device that works in your smart home - you can purchase the item through The GearBrain, to help make your buying experience easier.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Restoration of net neutrality rules hits key milestone in Senate
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:12
The bill also requires the California Public Utilities Commission to establish new rules to enforce net neutrality. The fact that no Republicans have signed onto the resolution means it's likely to be defeated in a floor vote.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Alexa Will Come To Windows 10 PCs This Year
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:12
Other Acer machines with dual microphones will allow users to activate Alexa from within three feet, the company says. HP plans to roll out Alexa for its HP Pavilion Wave desktop computer tower, which doubles as an audio speaker.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top H&M apologises for monkey image featuring black child
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:11
At the time of writing, the hoodie is still available on the H&M site , although the photo featuring the child has been removed. The statement was nearly verbatim from other verbiage contained in what appeared to be the company's marketing manifesto .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung 146-Inch TV 'The Wall' Just About as Big as One
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:11
Its the worlds first modular MicroLED TV and while its huge, its really the technology behind it that has us more excited. Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal want £35million for Alexis Sanchez as Man City prepare opening bid
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:11
Sanchez was not included in Arsenal's embarrassing FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest . Arsene Wenger rotated his squad significantly as they lost to the Championship side.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fire reported at Trump Tower, FDNY says
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:10
Dozens of fire vehicles were blocking the entire block in front of the building during rush hour in busy Midtown Manhattan. But smoke continued emanating from a rooftop heating and cooling unit of the 58-story building, fire officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nvidia will partner with Uber and Volkswagen for self-driving cars development
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:08
Although this technology is still in the early stages, Nvidia has achieved considerable success in the market. Uber hasn't settled on a supplier of trucks for its future autonomous freight-hauling business, however.

Ford picks Britain to build diesel engines for best-selling USA pick-ups
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:07
Ford will begin taking orders, including from commercial buyers, later this month, and begin delivering it in the spring. For 2018, stronger axles coupled with the F-150's boxed, high-strength steel frame make for a more robust package.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Sanaa
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:06
The fighting has killed at least 10,000 Yemeni civilians and driven millions to the brink of starvation . The outlet identified the jet as a British-made Panavia Tornado.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SC opens debate on homosexuality, agrees to revisit 2013 ruling criminalizing it
Jan 09, 2018 - 02:05
By rejecting the cases, the top court leaves in place a federal appeals court decision that allowed the 2016 law to take effect. It said that it was the job of the parliament to decide on scrapping laws.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 powerlifters killed in Delhi road crash
Jan 08, 2018 - 04:04
Saksham was shifted to Max Hospital while Rohit who had his birthday on Saturday was shifted to LNJP Hospital. Four players died while Yadav and another weightlifter were seriously injured.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Watch the 2018 Golden Globes 2018 on KPRC 2
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:57
Amy Poehler arrived at the Golden Globes with Saru Jayaraman , whose platform is advocacy for restaurant workers. In their joint red carpet interview, King spoke before Stone. "So it's now Emma's turn to do that".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:54
Police cordoned off the station and the square where the blast happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate. Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NFC Wild Card Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:42
The nightcap features the fourth-seeded New Orleans Saints (11-5) and the No. 5 seed Carolina Panthers (11-5) at the Superdome. Brandon Coleman hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 44 yards in the Saints' Wild Card win over the Panthers .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flight to Hong Kong diverted to Anchorage
Jan 07, 2018 - 09:42
Passengers were put up in hotels and the airline was working to get them to their destinations, the statement said. Passenger Tri Nquyen sat next to the man, a family friend who offered to ensure his safe arrival in Vietnam.