Facebook Smart Speakers to Launch Internationally First, Instead of the US

Facebook Smart Speakers to Launch Internationally First, Instead of the US

But surprisingly, the company might not launch the device in the United States anytime soon. Now it seems that the reason behind that decision is that they have plans to release the product in global markets before focusing on the U.S. Recent reports claim that this may be a reaction to increasing speculation in the U.S. surrounding Facebook's user privacy and data security issues.

Many expected Facebook to reveal their new "smart speakers" at their F8 developer conference, however, the company chose not to do so.

Facebook is considering the launch of its smart speakers internationally before their arrival in the U.S. to avoid early criticism from American users and politicians who have increased their focus on the social network and user privacy, reports CNBC, citing two people familiar with the development.

The social media giant allegedly planned to announce the speakers at its F8 conference in San Jose, California on Tuesday May 1st, but made a decision to delay the announcement because of its recent data privacy issues.

M has previously been seen by users, as it was responsible for a personal assistant chatbot that lived within Messenger.

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Digital research firm eMarketer estimates 61.1 million Americans will use a smart speaker in 2018, or 18.7% of the population.

The speakers might also offer a translation service too, with Facebook showing off "M Translations" at F8 on Monday, a Messenger and Marketplace feature that translates foreign languages into a Messenger user's default language.

Google's catching up. In 2018 eMarketer estimates 29.4% of smart speaker users will be talking to a Google Home, but expects that figure to grow to 33% by 2020.

Amazon has got a major first-out-of-the-gate advantage, with 66.6% of smart speaker users talking to Alexa on one of Amazon's now multiple devices, including the Echo, the Dot and the Show.

CNBC says the smart speakers will have a smart voice assistant tied to the Facebook AI program, M. It will be developed into a smart voice assistant - similar to what Google and Amazon have - with voice commands.

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