Amazon device earnings quotes. (Futuresource Photo) After a powerful 2017,” Amazon’s lineup of Echo smart speakers have overtaken Fire tablets since the technology giant’s most popular devices, according to a new report. The report by Futuresource Consulting estimates that the installed base — that the number of devices which have actually been installed and are currently in use — for its Echo totaled 28 million in the end of last year after estimated sales of 20 million units from 2017. That is just ahead of Amazon’s lineup of Fire tablets in 27 million installed and Fire TV devices at 26 million. The figures show how quickly the Echo has removed. Fire TV devices and Fire tablets needed a head start on the Echo, however, the wise speaker has quickly become a signature part of Amazon’s company. The first generation of this Fire tablet premiered in 2011, the first variant of Fire TV came out from 2014 and Echo debuted in 2015. Though the Echo line receives a good deal of the hype, Amazon puts lots of resources into other devices. Only last week Amazon introduced the brand new iteration of Fire TV, the Fire TV Cube. And Amazon continues to put out fresh generations of Fire tablets while simultaneously cutting prices. Futuresource’s report suggests that Echo nonetheless has lots of room to develop. The research estimates that only 13 percent of Echo sales came out the U.S., and also globally Fire tablets outsold Echo speakers by a four-to-one margin. For much of their wise speaker’s presence it was just available in a select few countries: U.S., U.K., Germany, India, Japan and Canada. In December, Amazon announced the availability of three Echo devices, as well as Alexa, in 80 other countries. The emergence of Echo and also Alexa has pushed Amazon to the peak of the competitive smart speaker marketplace. But Amazon is facing a stiff challenge from Google and the Google Home, along with Microsoft’s Cortana is creating sound among users.