Google might unveil ‘Google Home’ a competitor to Amazon Echo


Google might unveil its own voice enabled digital device, similar to the Amazon Echo, tomorrow, according to a report from The New York Times. Although there isn’t much information about how ‘Google Home’ will work, it is likely to have features just like Amazon’s Echo; ability to answer questions, perform simple tasks and take commands by voice.

So far the Amazon Echo has become a genuine consumer application, and has been well known for the number of integrations it has, from summoning a car from Uber, to ordering pizza from Domino’s, and even acting as a medical guide. Google’s new home based voice assistant could be a more compelling product, permit me to say that while keeping my fingers crossed, a device that outsmarts the Amazon Echo is expected to pack several outstanding features, but lets not come to conclusions yet. The internet giant hasn’t said anything on this, but its annual conference is just few hours away, soon we’ll find out.

Google is an American multinational technology company founded on the 4th of September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D students at Stanford University. The company specializes in Internet-related services and products such as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of the company’s profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California, the “Googleplex”.

Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was started in 2008. The “I” and “O” stand for input/output, and “Innovation in the Open”. The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day.

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