China dominated the global smart speaker market in the first quarter of 2019, with nearly 51% or 10.6 million units being shipped, following by the US which accounted for 24% of shipments of 5.0 million units, down from 44% in the final quarter of 2018, the analyst firm Canalys says.
Global adoption of smart speakers is forecast to grow by 82.4%, from 114 million units in 2018 to 207.9 million in 2019, the analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the US will keep its lead in smart speaker adoption with 42.2% of the installed base by the end of the year.
The smart speaker market enjoyed a boom in 2018 with global shipments reaching 78.0 million units, a rise of 125% from the 34.7 million shipped in 2017, the analyst firm Canalys says.
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