Google has plans to release a small version of Google Home

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Just like Amazon’s Echo Dot Google Home might have a smaller version

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Most of you are familiar with smart devices for your home such as Amazon Echo or Google Home. The latest rumor mill is about Google’s Home smart speaker. According to report the speaker might have a smaller version and it will become Amazon’s Echo Dot competitor.

If the reports are true Google Home will release a series with smaller version of the popular smart device, so customers can voice control some house functions and listen to music. And since it is not official we don’t have any information about its features.

Now, let’s say that the California-based company has plans to roll out a smaller version it is expected to be announced this fall, alongside with other hardware releases. A report from Android Police says that Google may unveil a new Chromebook Pixel and the new Pixel smartphones.

Also, Home smart device has some pretty cool upgrades. One of them is the hands-free calling. Users just say “Hey Google. Call (recipient)” and Home will make a call for you and for free. This feature works only in the United States and Canada.

The interesting part is that the device can recognize different voices, so when the caller says “Call Mom” it will the different Moms just by recognizing a different voice. But, Home will not call emergency 911 numbers.

Another upgrade is for users of Google Maps for Android and mobile Search. They will have the chance to ask questions about local businesses and they will get answers from customers with information about the business or even the owners. In addition when you ask a question the businesses will get notifications and as soon as they answer users will receives notice.

Last but not least the Bluetooth function is up and running – again. Google announced that Bluetooth streaming will be available at the company’s I/O. Then it was available for a short time in June, by mistake. Now, Bluetooth streaming is working and users have reported that they have seen the Paired Bluetooth devices option under their Home’s settings. Once they selected this option they can enter the Home into pairing mode and then head over to their phone’s Bluetooth settings to add it, just like they would any other speaker.

And maybe that’s great news but some Home users reported that voices are low and the sound is delayed.


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Author: Martha Papadimitriou

Martha is a journalist, a blog writer, a mother and a bookworm. She studied Journalism and Communication and graduated in 2002. She has a restless spirit and loves to learn new things. Martha also wants to make the world a better place, and when she is not working she enjoys reading and cooking.

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