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Canalys: Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019, almost tripling Google

[2019.11.13, Wed 21:05] The firm reports the segment grew 44% to reach 28.6 million units in Q3 2019, coinciding with substantial growth in the smart display category. Amazon shipped 10.4 million smart speakers in Q3 2019 for a 36.6% share of the market this quarter, up from 6.3 million units in Q3 2018. As for Baidu and Alibaba, the latter notched 3.9 million units shipped in Q3 2019, up from 2.2 million in Q3 2018, while Baidu sold through to consumers 3.7 million units in Q3 2019, up from 1 million units in Q3 2018. The install base recently passed 400 million as voice queries topped 3.6 billion, up from 150 million voice queries last November and 100 million last August. On the smart display side of things, the category grew 500% globally to reach 6.3 million units in Q3 2019, with Amazon nabbing second place with 2.2 million devices sold. That's compared with Baidu's 2.3 million units, Google's 0.7 million, and Xiaomi's 0.6 million. In April, Canalys predicted that the global smart speaker market would top 200 million units by the end of this year.
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