During the annual 2016 I/O event, alongside the number of products Google unveiled a luring home solution as “Google Home”. Google Home has its own virtual assistant like theAmazon’s Echo speakers “Alexa”. Both companies’ products will be head to head in the market.
Even though Google promoted device well as it was indeed one of the most anticipated product of the event but still tech giant is silent regarding the inside of Google Home. Google just mentioned that this product will be available for purchase later this summer and its own virtual assistant is “Google Assistant” which is recently announced.
Well, as per the new report from The Information, the Google Home is internally featuring Chromecast which is built inside the speakers. The report suggests that Google Home version which was announced during the event was internally featuring a Chromecast, microprocessor, microphone, speaker, WIFI chip, LED light and plastic casing for speakers.
Now, the device is yet to be officially released and as per Google announcement it is still few good months away. There are chances, Google might release the device in the summer with new hardware. As we have seen plenty of times devices announced earlier with a release of few months away, companies release products with updated hardware at that time.
The Google Home production is in the custody of Google’s product management VP Mario Queiroz. It is important to mention Mario, is the one who built Chromecast that’s why it is not a surprise when we heard Google Home is featuring Chromecast inside. The Chromecast is the only successful Google product in the living room, and the reason behind its success is its low price tag and easy usability as compared to its competitors available in the market. The Google Chromecast is easy to use as compared to Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
The Google Home price tag is still in the dark but we can expect it to be slightly costlier than Chromecast. On the other hand, Google Home main competitor Amazon Echo is available for $179, so we can expect its price tag will be near to its main competition. This surely is a good news for Chromecast users as the announcement of new Chromecast enabled device is just around the corner.
We will be sharing more news and info regarding the Google Home in coming weeks as the official release time get closer.