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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday September 30 2017, @02:39PM   Printer-friendly
from the new-manhattan-project dept.

Google's 'Manhattan project': Home device with a screen to compete with Echo Show

Google generally doesn't do as well when it builds "follower" products — think Google Plus or Allo. But there are other examples where Google has excelled with later entries (e.g., AdWords, Maps). Right now, Google Home is a follower product seeking to break out of Amazon Echo's shadow.

[...] Amazon now has two devices with screens: Echo Show and the new Echo Spot. According to TechCrunch, Google is also working on a Home device with a touchscreen:

Two sources confirm to TechCrunch that the Google device has been internally codenamed "Manhattan" and will have a similar screen size to the 7-inch Echo Show. One source received info directly from a Google employee. Both sources say the device will offer YouTube, Google Assistant, Google Photos and video calling. It will also act as a smart hub that can control Nest and other smart home devices.

Previously: Google Pulls YouTube off of the Amazon Echo Show


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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 30 2017, @03:43PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 30 2017, @03:43PM (#575298)

    So does this involve sending a weapon of mass destruction into Amazon HQ in Seattle?

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Saturday September 30 2017, @03:54PM

    by takyon (881) Subscriber Badge <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Saturday September 30 2017, @03:54PM (#575309) Journal

    I have a feeling it will be a dud.

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