Google Home Hub Is An Amazon Echo Show Rival Coming This Fall

Joanna Estrada
September 19, 2018

Though everyone is focusing on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google likely has more devices planned for its October 9 event. Additionally, the Smart Display will work with Google Photos, allowing users to display their photos on the display as a slideshow. Currently, Smart Displays can't join a Google Home speaker group for whole-home audio, and neither do they support the "Continued Conversation" mode. Google had plans for a new smart speaker and it would probably have a 7-inch touchscreen on it.

You'll be able to command the device to do a wide variety of tasks thanks to Google Assistant, and it'll show you info if you ask about restaurants, the weather and more.

Since then, Google has attempted to keep up with the competition by releasing Assistant-enabled smart displays in partnership with Lenovo and JBL.

Google's rumoured screened smart speaker has leaked, courtesy of the good folks at MySmartPrice. It's not known if this is due to consumer privacy concerns or because Google genuinely sees no use case for the platform. In terms of looks, it definitely feels like it's part of the same family, with its aesthetics and design. Some of the pictures, which look like a leaked store listing, show a few more specs: 802.11ac Wi-Fi at 2.4 and 5GHz, Bluetooth, an "Ambient light and color sensor", a "full-range speaker for crystal clear sound", and "far-field voice recognition". While we can see a pair of what appears to be microphones at the top of the display, but there is no mention of a webcam for the device, which is somewhat surprising. The main thing it lacks is a camera, oddly enough.

Google is reportedly very confident about the product, has already ordered 3 million for this year's Holiday season. And with a rumored $149 price, that may not be out of the question. But Lenovo's display is an inch bigger.

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