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Beyond Google: Baidu becomes the world's second largest supplier of smart speakers

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It is reported that Baidu Intelligent Speaker runs on AI platform named DuerOS. At first, the company had hoped that Raven H would achieve some success in the high-end market, but unfortunately the market did not perform well.

But recently, Baidu has launched a number of affordable models, even as low as 89 yuan ($12). According to Canalys, Baidu's share surpassed Alibaba's in the first quarter of this year.

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It should be pointed out that Baidu is not Google's direct competitor, after all, the company's home market is domestic. By contrast, Google's global popularity is much higher.

Even so, Baidu's explosive growth in the past year shows the scale and dynamics of AI ecology in China. CEO Robin Li said last year that its Baidu was not worried about Google returning to the local market in the future.

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The advantage of Google is that it can solve more market problems, such as the Nest Hub (formerly called Google Home Hub) that the company just launched in India, which is another potential huge market.

The smart display is now on the market at Rs. 9999 ($139). In addition, according to Gadgets 360, Google is promotingmilletThe Mijia security camera is bundled with Nest Hub for sale.

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