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Digital voice assistant devices to hit 15 mln sales by 2020

Wednesday 5 October 2016 | 14:44 CET | News
Coinciding with Google's unveiling of its Google Home voice-controlled content hub, a new report from Strategy Analytics forecasts that the market for digital voice assistant devices will rise quickly from 1.8 million units shipped this year, to 2.9 million in 2017 and 15.1 million by 2020. The core purpose of such devices is to capture, process and act on task-oriented, voice-based requests and queries, with Google's new cylinder-shaped offering set to compete with Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices. However, according to the report, the relatively low price point of both devices means that

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Countries: World
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