Google I/O: Google Home and Google Assistant Want To Steal Amazon Echo's Throne
Google's I/O developer conference kicked off today in full force with some important announcements in the Google ecosystem, with Google's brand new voice-controlled Google Assistant and the Amazon Echo-like device called Google Home. There's a whole lot of Google goin' on up in here, and it's all pretty exciting news, especially if you're interested in a smart, connected home, encryption, and a host of other new features coming to Google devices.
First on the docket is Google's new competitor with Siri, named Google Assistant. Google Assistant is meant to to tie into Google Home, an Amazon Echo-like device meant to be used in the home. Google Assistant can respond to queries like movie ticket searches, calendar schedules, and more. The Assistant feature itself won't be relegated only to Google Home, however. It's meant to be an "ongoing two-way dialogue between you and Google" meant to help you get things done. Google Home itself is actually a standalone speaker connected via Wi-Fi that accepts voice commands integrated with Google Assistant.
It's already quite svelte-looking, and considering all the abilities Google has at its disposal, it wouldn't be surprising at all that Google eventually overtakes Amazon Echo with its own home system, especially when it's meant to work across even mobile devices. The Google Home platform is going to be an interesting experiment, and even cooler when you introduce Allo, Google's new messaging app, which we'll be bringing you coverage on as well.
It's all part of Modojo's Google I/O 2016 coverage, so keep coming back and checking out what's new on the mobile front care of Google's announcements, keynotes, and more.