Google takes on Echo and Siri with ‘Home’ and ‘Assistant’

Google is taking on Amazon with its own Echo competitor, the Google Home. The company announced the new product Wednesday morning at its annual I/O developer conference. The event kicked off with a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai, held outdoors at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, giving it a festive Coachella vibe. Google Home The first big announcement was the Google Home. Small and squat, looking more like an air freshener more than a speaker, the Home is a portable speaker that takes voice commands. Just like the Echo. Google’s Mario Quieroz described it as “a voice activated remote for the home.” It has full Google Voice search, so you can do things like check traffic or tell you how many calories in an avocado. It plays music and…


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