Connectivity is in, and will be provided as a standard feature across future appliances and devices. With connectivity, more features and market opportunities arise, as well as new technologies such as voice-assistant technology, making voice as a key user interface in the growing smart home market. There will be more than 7 billion voice assistant-capable devices in use by 2020, across all device categories. Digital assistants are attracting attention from all types of companies, but their core business models and strategies are different.
Digital assistants help support a wide range of competitive and differentiated mobile platform categories that dominate the assistant installed base. Smart speakers are one form factor of voice-assistant technology that are gathering momentum, and are a leading driver of voice assistant adoption in the home.
The Smart Speaker Outlook - China - 2017 presentation provides an overview of China's domestic smart speaker market, by looking at current market estimates and annual forecast for the next five years, through 2021. It also provides analysis of the competitive landscape, the smart speaker ecosystem, and market drivers and barriers.
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