Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.
iRobot has rolled out its new Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum with clean base automatic dirt disposal, and the Roomba e5 robotic vacuum.
Target is expanding its online shopping partnership with Google. The initiative includes Target’s nationwide expansion on Google Express, including voice-activated shopping, as well as the addition of Target REDcard as a payment option in 2018. Target and Google also will partner to explore and develop future digital experiences focused on Target’s signature style categories.
As Walmart goes live with its Google personalized voice shopping initiative, Google has released a new Home Mini device to enhance its online virtual assistant platform.
Walmart is getting into the online voice activated ordering game, teaming up with Google, as it looks to compete with Amazon.com, which allows voice ordering through its Alexa operating system.
LG has partnered with Google, rolling out Google Home compatibility on its portfolio of connected smart appliances, including a washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven range, air purifier, air conditioner and robotic vacuum.
Neato Robotics has integrated Google Assistant on Google Home within its connected lineup of robotic vacuums. The integration further expands technical capabilities and ensures that Neato is fully integrated into the smart connected home, the company said.