Baidu Emerges as Amazon’s Biggest Rival in the Smart Speaker Market

Amazon remains the top seller globally ... for now

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There's a new No. 2 smart speaker in town. Getty Images

While Amazon remains the heavyweight champion of the world when it comes to smart speakers, with the most devices shipped in Q2, Chinese search engine Baidu has supplanted Google in the No. 2 spot with its Xiaodu devices, according to new research from analytics firm Canalys.

@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is Adweek's Commerce Editor.