IC-design house MediaTek has been benefiting from Amazon's launch of its Echo family products, said the sources, adding that MediaTek is now the primary chipset supplier for Echo smart speakers, accounting for over 50% of Amazon's purchases of chips for Echo products, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News report. The sources claim that the project, codenamed Manhattan, will involve a device with a similar size to the 7-inch display now found on the Echo Show. In the meantime, the smart home market has their eyes set on Amazon, which is why Google has a lot to catch up on. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things.
Amazon has introduced three additions to its line of Alexa speakers specifically created to boost sound and voice recognition, as part of its first hardware update to the line since 2014. The new Amazon Echo is already available for sale and you can purchase it from Amazon's official website.
TechCrunch's sources claim that Google was previously working on new devices with larger screens that could compete with televisions.
For those of you who don't know, the Amazon Echo is a lineup of smart speakers and now a smart alarm clock. For its part, is expected to debut a smaller Home speaker and a pair of upgraded Pixel smartphones on October 4.
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The TechCrunch report comes after Amazon, earlier in the week, said that its Echo Show devices were no longer able to play videos from YouTube because Google stopped supporting the service. It's possible that the Manhattan device could be announced at the upcoming event. Google then came out with its own statement saying that Amazon's implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates their terms of service.
Amazon dominates the market with 76 percent of the US installed base, or about 15 million devices, while Google Home has about 5 million devices, or 24 percent of the market, data from CIRP shows. Unveiled in May, the $229.99 device sports a 7-inch touch screen and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls. According to a report from Verge, Amazon will launch the Echo Show in Germany and United Kingdom soon.