Google just revealed a $49 answer to Amazon's Echo Dot

Google follows Amazon with multi-step smart home routines and kid-friendly accounts

Google unveils Home Max for $399, coming to the US in December

Like the Amazon Echo Dot, the Google Home Mini is like the company's larger speaker device but without the audio-performance of an integrated stereo driver.

Google has added a powerful and smart Google Home speakers to its product portfolio. The fabric seen on the front of the device was described as being "acoustically transparent" and feels extremely soft, seemingly being identical to the material covering the Google Home Mini. If you want music and Google smarts in your living room, you can soon grab the long-rumored Google Home Mini. Google says that this fabric was specially developed to be used with the device.

The another news is its launch in Japan, it's not new, Google has made announcement earlier this year regarding the launch in the country where csun rises first. It will be available at retailers on October 19th and sell for $49.

The new, larger Home speaker is clearly meant to be an answer to critics who suggested the original Home lacked good audio quality (myself included) by providing something for users who care more about sound.

The Google Home Max will be available in December for $399 in Chalk and Charcoal variants. Now the focus is hands-free calling on the Google Home. It's about a fifth of the size of the standard Google Home.

The command "Hey Google, goodnight!" can turn off all the lights, turn down the temperature and remind the user of their first meeting next day.

Better still, the hands-free calling feature that was only available in the U.S. and Canada is now coming to the United Kingdom, too.

Like Apple with the HomePod, Google is promising that its Max speaker will learn your musical tastes so it can become a digital DJ that automatically selects tunes that you'll enjoy.

Another thing that Google introduced to Google Home was voice recognition. You won't be able to swap colours or buy different base textures like you can with the regular Home. But the Max speaker will work with a wider range of music-streaming services than the HomePod, which is created to be a companion to Apple Music. To power the device, you'll need to use its microUSB port.

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