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Whether or on board with the idea of owning a smart home speaker or not, the latest survey by consultancy Accenture shows that some 37 percent of all U.S. households will have at least one smart speaker by the end of 2018. Google will be showcasing its products at CES this week in Las Vegas.

One of the biggest holiday shopping season is behind us, and Google seems to be proud of how well its products performed since mid-October. Going by this, Google sold over 6.5 million Google Home devices. It was up for sale at just $29 during sale days in early December.

The Google further said, the Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices, including speakers like Google Home, Android phones, and tablets, iPhones, headphones, TVs, watches and more. This likely had something to do with why the Echo took so long to gain mass market appeal: While Amazon announced the device in 2014, it took more than two years for people to begin adopting it in earnest.

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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.

To date, the voice-controlled Assistant is now compatible with over 1,500 smart home devices from over 225 different leading brands.

It is still unknown on when Google is planning to launch these Google Home smart speakers in India. 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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