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Google is building competitor to the Amazon Echo Show, says report

Google is building competitor to the Amazon Echo Show, says report

It can be controlled by the Alexa voice remote.

Amazon is doing really great with Amazon Echo smart speaker in the technology market and hence chose to come up with a few more editions of the same smart speaker with even more smart features inside.

There is also a smaller version available for the Echo Plus which is nearly half the size of the original and you can get one for yourself now for about $99.

The Amazon Echo Dot is a much smaller version of the original Amazon Echo, and is around the size of a hockey puck.

The Echo Plus also has improved sound, with 360-degree omnidirectional audio, and Dolby processing for deeper bass and crisper high notes. The new Echo has an eye catchy design with Metal and Sport cloth all around as you can see in the image.

In addition to the work to get the hardware together and running properly, getting a device to market means Google has to work with several partners to make their platforms and content available on the device. Google has said it will be able to display mobile numbers for other user soon, but Amazon has beaten it to the punch. Both these confirmed sources say that the device will be offering Google Assistant, video calling, Google photos, and YouTube. Plus, you can pair Fire TV to any of your Echo devices to enjoy hands-free, far-field voice control, powered by Alexa.

Here's our guide to the Amazon Echo lineup as it now stands, including all the devices that have been announced and are yet to be released.

The feature will make an Amazon Echo a lot less passive device, and we wonder if this will make it more or less popular.

Announced at an event in September 2017 alongside several new Echo-branded devices, the Echo Buttons are a new way for you to play games with friends and family.

Amazon also introduced Echo Connect, which is a $35 box that will allow you to place phone calls to landlines using your existing Amazon Echo units. Amazon Music users also can search for songs by individual lyrics or time period - or the service can choose music for you. There's the smaller $99 Echo, the larger Echo Plus with smart hub, and an Echo Spot alarm clock for your bedside table. Now you can just tell your Echo to call anyone in your contacts or speak out a specific number to dial. Your Amazon Echo gadgets can interact with your smart home equipment and answer basic queries like "weather forecast" or "news".


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