Market research firm, Canalys released the latest report shows that in the second quarter of 2019, the global smart speaker shipments totaled 26.1 million, an increase of 55.4%. Among them, Amazon is still the market leader, Baidu is more than Google, becoming the world’s second-largest supplier of smart speakers.
According to data released by Canalys, Baidu shipped 4.5 million units in the second quarter of 2019, accounting for 17.3% of the global market, up 3700% year-on-year. In comparison, Google’s shipments were 4.3 million units, with a market share of 16.7%. At the same time, Amazon is still the market leader, with 6.6 million shipments in the second quarter and more than 25% market share.
Baidu artificial intelligence speakers use the DuerOS system. The company’s original product was the Raven H speaker, which was designed for young engineers and positioned in the high-end market, but the product is clearly underperforming. Recently, Baidu has introduced a much cheaper model with a basic price as low as $12. Canalys data shows that in the first quarter of this year, Baidu’s shipments exceeded China’s leading domestic company Alibaba in China.