Facebook\u00a0is also dived in the competition of hardware manufacturing of smart home speaker systems to give tough times to Amazon, Google and\u00a0Apple. According to a report in Taipai-based website\u00a0Digitimes, now Facebook is all set to officially roll out two smart home speakers in 2018. Both of models\u00a0named Aloha and Fiona\u00a0with 15-inch touch screens\u00a0hopefully will be launched around July 2018. However, \u201csupply chain sources claimed \u00a0that\u00a0Facebook\u00a0was firstly slated to release the devices in May, but has resolute to postpone the launch to allocate more time for perfecting the audio quality of the gadgets and software modification," the\u00a0report\u00a0said on Wednesday. According to the Facebook's Building 8 hardware lab, the\u00a0Aloha\u00a0model is\u00a0allegedly more sophisticated than\u00a0Fiona. "The\u00a0Aloha\u00a0model, to be marketed under the official name Portal, will use voice commands but will also feature facial recognition to identify users for accessing\u00a0Facebook\u00a0via a wide-angle lens on the front of the device," the\u00a0report\u00a0added. Moreover, in this regard the social web giant Facebook\u00a0has signed some music licensing contracts with Sony and Universal Music for smart home speakers. Must Read:\u00a0Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s with a Snapdragon 845 is the confirmed upcoming device from the house of Xiaomi One thing is clear after this big step by Facebook that global competition is going to increase dramatically and the fact that Facebook is also entering to hardware manufacturing of smart home speaker systems is just adding fuel to the fire in the global smart speaker market. As most of the tech analysis including market research firm Canalys suggested that, the global smart speakers market is possibly to double going to be over 50 million units in 2018. On the other side of the picture, Apple\u00a0has launched "HomePod", Amazon\u00a0has "Echo" smart home speaker series, at the same time Google offers "Home" and "Home Mini". So it seems that we are going to witness a great rivalry war between these tech giant in 2018. Do you think Facebook can also beat global competition in this segment?