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Samsung is losing the smart home war to Amazon and Google

Samsung’s SmartThings appears to be stuck in a fatal lull. Samsung is forever trailing behind Amazon and Google in the smart home market. It recently revealed to Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT, that SmartThings now has over 50m monthly active users (MAUs), spread across 10m homes. While five active SmartThings users to every one home seems a very high ratio, the overall figures are dwarfed by Google Assistant’s 500m MAUs, announced in January. Amazon’s smart home ecosystem also has a far larger footprint. Amazon announced at the beginning of 2019 that 100m devices with Alexa on board had been sold. It is hard to imagine there is space in the market for a third major player – and Apple…

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