Google has some catching up to do as it's now dropped to third place in the global smart speaker market.

2 spot to Chinese tech company Baidu, which sold a significant number of speakers to customers in its sole market of China.

Amazon remains on top of the global smart speaker market, according to market research Canalys in its report for the second quarter of 2019, released Monday.

The Google Home maker's placement comes as a surprise, as Google and Amazon were regularly in the top two spots for smart speaker sales.

Baidu finished the quarter with 4.5 million units shipped, outdoing Google's 4.3 million.

Amazon shipped 6.6 million units.

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