Google Home; an assistant that will compete with the Amazon Echo

Google Home

That which started as a rumor has now become reality, the Google Home is here, just like the Echo, it features a built-in speaker and can play music, answer questions, add events to calendar, control your Chromecast and also some of your home automation gadgets. Its LED lights are indicators that let you know it’s working. Whats more? Google Home also works with Smart Home tech such as Nest smoke detectors, thermostats and webcams.


A perfect match for Amazon Echo? well with added improvements, yes. For now Google Home doesn’t have all the Echo’s third-party abilities, but Mario Queiroz the VP of product management believes it will get better, he also seems eager for the head-to-head competition with Amazon Echo.

We’re competing feature for feature in most of the areas. And in the areas that really matter to the consumer, we’re going to do a better job.

It is important to note, that Google copied this concept from Amazon, but even though Amazon started it first, Google has several ways it could make it even better. Google has been in the web business for a very long time, since this device relies on the internet, the Google Home will definitely be a huge hit. From stats Goggle search is the number one search engine, how then will this make the Home better? Paul Miller put it rightly; “Google Search is the gateway to most of the knowledge the web has to offer, and it’s teaching its new Assistant how to help people access it more responsively’. That been said, using Google Home will be like using Google’s search engine but better.

Google is still working on the design and features of its new smart assistant, it will be available later this year.

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”.

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