Google could launch smart speaker with display in time for the holidays


The news that Google might build its own smart speaker with a display is no great surprise.

A new report claims that Google LLC is preparing to launch a so-called smart display, a smart speaker with a screen, in time for the holiday season.

Out of more than 50 million Alexa devices sold, fewer than 500,000 have been the Echo Show, according to Canalys. All are Android Things-powered touch screens running Google Assistant, with front-facing cameras. With Echo speakers earlier, Amazon took a lead in the market and then previous year the company introduced speakers with screen and web cam that add to a host of new features to gadgets - video chats for example - to make them more useful. While, Google is yet to launch its own particular shrewd speaker with a screen, however it hopes to change that this year. Google Assistant is located in Google's Allo chat app and is taking over Google Now due to its function on the home key press. Of that 35 million, 63 per cent were Amazon, 32 per cent were Google, with everyone else competing for the last remaining section. However, Amazon correctly surmised though would be a market for smart speakers when its initial Echo product seemingly came out of nowhere. While this is encouraging for Google, it should also be noted the entry of mainstream brands will also erode this market share and present a much sterner challenge, as consumers find comfort in the familiar.

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Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot were among the first such devices, with others such as JBL Link View and LG ThinQ WK9 demonstrating their capabilities at CES 2018. "It's an aggressive plan". This year, the master of Search Engine made a decision to come out with their own smart display.

We will have to wait till October to find out what Google has in store for us, and if this report is true. While Amazon works to create a more engaging user experience by offering personalized features, Google focuses on expanding Google Assistant's global reach, providing more language support and local features, Mariana Zamoszczyk, senior analyst in Ovum's Consumer Services, wrote in a post.

The initial two choices are situated against Amazon's customary Echo and Echo Dot, while the highest point of-the-line display rivals Apple's HomePod, which accompanies the Siri voice collaborator. It states that Google has contacted suppliers in Taiwan to ramp up production of all items required for a smart speaker with display.