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Report: Google Home sales are catching up w/ Alexa while Apple HomePod lags behind

3 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Smart speakers are quickly becoming a major part of the market, with customers adopting the likes of Assistant and Alexa powered speakers left and right. Now, a new report claims that Google is slowly catching up to Alexa while Apple lands far behind the rest of the pack...
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How to turn your old Android phone into a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker

How to turn your old Android phone into a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker

3 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Smart assistants are all the rage these days, and rightfully so - all of the major players on the market have either released a couple of these or revealed their plans to enter the smart assistant territory with a loud bang. The likes of Apple's HomePod, Google's Home, Max, mini, and most importantly, the wide range of Alexa-powered Amazon speakers quickly made the scene pretty congested.
But why bother buying a dedicated smart speaker when you can easily make yourself one, recycling an older Android device in the process?
Yes, we know you're probably raising your eyebrows ...
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