|Title||Google's "Manhattan" to Compete With Amazon's Echo Show|
|Date||Saturday September 30 2017, @02:39PM|
|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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