Tencent technology news, according to foreign media reports, according to the latest report of canalys, a market research company, Amazon not only became the leader of the global smart speaker Market in the fourth quarter of 2019, but also in the whole year of 2019.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Amazon recorded 15.6 million units shipped, accounting for 31.7% of the market share. In 2019, Amazon shipped 37.3 million smart speakers, accounting for 29.9% of the market.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Google, which ranks second, has a 25.3 percent market share in the global smart speaker market; it has a 19.1 percent market share for the full year of 2019. In its report, Canalys said:
Baidu, ranked third, grew 129% in the quarter to the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, with an annual growth rate of 384%. By the end of 2019, the global market share of this Chinese brand was 13.9%, and the shipment volume increased from 3.6 million in 2018 to 17.3 million in 2019.
Alibaba and Xiaomi, ranking fourth and fifth respectively, have annual shipments of 16.8 million and 14.1 million, respectively, with market shares of 8.9% and 7.1% respectively.
Overall, in 2019, global smart speaker shipments totaled 125 million units, a 60% increase over 2018. In China's smart speaker market, driven by Baidu, Alibaba and Xiaomi, China's smart speaker shipments more than doubled in 2019, from 21.9 million in 2018 to 52 million in 2019, accounting for 64% of the total.
Canalys predicts that sales of smart speakers in China will fall 22% in the first quarter of 2020, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The company also expects the smart speaker market to get better in the third quarter once the epidemic improves. (Tencent technology reviser / LE)