Google gets aggressive with new phones, other gadgets

The motivation for both Google and Microsoft to produce their own hardware is an attempt to get the same type of control and advantages that Apple has in being able to coordinate both hardware and software to the benefit of the entire Apple ecosystem.

Google, of course, already provides the Android system software that powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones.

Thankfully, Google has been in the game of getting people answers for sometime, which is why is expected to excel in this area. The Echo unsurprisingly can stream from Amazon Prime Music, while Google will play content from Play Music and Google Cast. Even while you jam out to music, it can easily hear you from across the room, thanks to two omnidirectional microphones and neural beamforming.

The company will release more information about Assistant for developers in December, and it will also unveil an Embedded Assistant SDK next year to make it easy for hardware makers to integrate the service into their . But with more than a billion people each using Gmail and YouTube, and with Google still dominating search, there's no question here who has more clout.

While Amazon was first to market, having already sold millions of Alexa-enabled devices, Joe Branca, Strategy senior analyst, smart home strategies service, noted that, with the market still in its early stages, "an early presence won't guarantee success over the long term".

Google Home will also return queries from the Google search engine and if it can't find it on the Knowledge Graph, it will return a snippet from the web. It's available for purchase now and will ship November 4. During the demo, Google product manager Rishi Chandra asked, "What's Adele's real name?"

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But Arnautovic ran through to score his and Austria's second goal three minutes after half-time following a slack pass by Allen. Did you know? In 20 encounters, France and Bulgaria have each won eight times , and drawn the remaining four matches.

Both Amazon and Google are betting that this moment comes when we walk through the front door and say: "OK Google, turn on the lights", or: "Alexa, turn up the heat in the hallway". It works with the wisdom of . The folks over at Amazon have finally got a proper Echo contender.

The phone will be " ready"-Google's hoped-for VR standard-and the company also announced a $79 headset to go with it.

On the other hand, Moorhead said in an email that Google was smart to emphasize the performance of the new smartphone cameras, since "consumers care about this a lot". Another big rival, Apple, has built its own services, such as online maps and its own Siri personal assistant, to replace Google's apps on the iPhone.

As previously stated, Google Assistant is coming embedded in the phone, Pixel, when it hits the markets fully in October 20, 2016.

Google also plans to share design guidelines with other manufacturers to make Daydream headsets and controllers. Yet most of us here at TechCrunch, including myself and TCBC guest for this week Frederic Lardinois, came away with the feeling that the event was less about hardware than it was about Google's work with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

that the limited testing done at the keynote event showed that Home was able to understand and fulfil most requests "pretty well". Simply say, "Okay, Google", and your wish is its command. What new Google gadgets will you be buying? "We can deliver the simple, smart and fast experiences our users expect from us". Home can learn all sorts of details about you, your calendar, emails and family schedule, but only if you let it. Want to mute the mic?

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