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A Microsoft Patent surfacing this month shows that a Surface branded Smartspeaker could be in the works

A report by eMarketer in mid-February stated that Amazon, which already holds a dominant position in the US smartspeaker market, will continue to maintain this leadership through 2021, with approximately 70% of total US smart speaker users expected to use an Amazon Echo device. In the bigger picture, there are more new players that will be bringing higher quality smartspeakers to market over the next year or two. While Apple’s HomePod is likely to advance, a new smartspeaker from a company called Syng will launch in Q4 2020. Then sometime in 2021 we may see Microsoft enter the market with a new family of smartspeakers. One of their latest patents reveal …

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