According to research and analysis firm Canalys, during the second quarter Google finally topped category creator Amazon and had the largest market share among smart speaker manufacturers. From April through June 2018, the Google Home speakers (including the Home, Home Mini and Home Max) had 32.3% of the market, up from the 16.9% the Google Home line owned during the same quarter in 2017. During the three months, Google's year-over-year growth in smart speaker shipments reached an impressive 449%.
Google Assistant, ready to turn on or off your smart appliances, stream music from Spotify and other services, and give you the latest weather, news, stock prices, sports scores and more. You can even set alarms and timers, or order a pizza. Thanks to Smart Sound, Room EQ adjusts the sound of the speaker based on where you place the device, and Media EQ changes the equalization for whatever you're listening to on the speaker. That includes Google Assistant, a streamed song or a phone call.Today, a various number of retailers have reduced the price of the top-of-the-line Google Home Max from $399 to $349. That is a 12%, or $50 savings. The Home Max features
The retailers are offering the Google Home with free shipping. Color options are Chalk and Charcoal. To order, all you need to do is click on the appropriate link: Google, BestBuy, B&H, Target, Walmart, Newegg, Lowe's, Bed, Bath & Beyond.