Google is preparing to launch a smart speaker with a display screen in a direct competition with Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding in the category of voice-activated gadgets. “Google plans to send about three million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker provided with a screen. This is an aggressive plan,” said Nikkei Asian Review Thursday.
“Google plans to send about three million units for the first batch of the new model of smart speaker provided with a screen.This is an aggressive plan,” said Nikkei Asian Review Thursday.
The new product would be part of the Google Home smart home speaker line, running on the AI-based Google Assistant, similar to Amazon’s “Echo Show,” a two-inch pair of speakers with a 7-inch touchscreen. which displays a visual output for Alexa’s responses.
The next model of Google with a screen is still likely to rely on voice commands, but users must be able to play YouTube videos, view their calendars and view maps, adds the report. The Android developer’s AI speaker lineup currently includes the Google Home standard, the affordable mini-home, and the high-end Home Max.
The first two options are positioned against Amazon’s normal Echo and Echo Dot, while the top-of-the-line model competes with Apple’s HomePod, bundled with the Siri voice assistant.