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Samsung just unveiled its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, to take on Amazon, Google, and Apple
Samsung announced its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, on Thursday. Whether Bixby will be good enough to be your smart speaker of choice is another question altogether.
Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon are all developing competing voice assistants. In a test run on smartphones, Google Assistant was able to answer the most questions correctly — about 86% of 800 questions correctly.
As sales of mobile devices cool, Apple has renewed its focus on audio products and accessories — the revenue for which has doubled since 2015.
Apple is working on over-ear headphones that could launch as soon as next year.
Apple's Siri took an early lead the voice-computing market, but lost much of its momentum to Amazon's Alexa. With some major updates planned for Siri this fall, Apple could get itself back in the race.
WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, kicks off on Monday. We'll likely get our first look at all the updates Apple has planned for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
"We believe HomePod shipments could be far below market expectations," he wrote in a note on Friday seen by Business Insider.
It's $200 more expensive than its rivals. And those rivals do more than the HomePod, which is mostly limited to playing songs on Apple Music.
Audiophiles are prepared to pay big money for high-end audio equipment, and Apple seems to be taking notice.
Spotify considers flagship smartphones and smart speakers from Amazon, Apple, and Google a threat to its business
Spotify considers a main source of competition to be hardware as well as software.