Google may launch display-equipped smart speakers

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That could change later this year, according to a new report. While Google's Home device now competes with Amazon's Echo smart speakers, Google doesn't now have a smart speaker with a built-in display as the Echo Show has.

"Google targets to ship some three million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker that comes with a screen".

While smart speakers are finding their way into homes and businesses, the full potential of their AI technology and voice-activated assistance has yet to be discovered, which means that smart speakers may soon be outpaced by smart displays and other hardware.

Google recently announced Smart Displays with the Google Assistant.

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Smart Displays fill a similar market as smart speakers, of which 35 million were shipped globally a year ago. That compares to just 19% of users who admitted to having a Google Home speaker. Majorly, Amazon is the biggest competitor, this is why company decided to make their own Google Smart Displays.

If true that would be quite close to the 3.7 million Pixel phones that IDC said were shipped past year, and would certainly allow Google to get more of its products into market, as it still trails far behind the likes of Apple and Samsung in that regard. "It's an aggressive plan", the source said. JBL, Sony, and Lenovo etc. make these smart displays and Lenovo Smart Display was a competitive device.

For most parts, Amazon Echo Spot is a decent speaker with a hefty price tag. The Google Assistant is certainly smarter than Alexa for some functions - such as asking complicated questions - but Amazon's lead gives it time to bring improve the smarts of Alexa. It will provide access to Google Assistant, let you access streaming video services like YouTube and YouTube TV, as well as control other smart home products. It is wise that Google wants to add to the line-up with its own range of smart display speakers.

Amazon and Google topped the list with ultra-affordable offerings like the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini that are both priced below the $50 (approximately Rs. 3,500) price barrier.