Google might launch a reborn Chromebook Pixel and smaller Home

Leigh Mccormick
August 23, 2017

Rival Amazon has found plenty of success with its smaller version of the Echo - the Echo Dot - so it's not surprising to learn Google may be working on something similar.

Google will also reportedly launch a smaller Google Home device at the fall hardware event. The mini Google Home could be launched at the company's hardware event in the fall, where Google may also release two new Google Pixel devices and a Pixel-branded Chromebook. Google, on the other hand, is following the lead and coming up with its own competing products. Google Assistant, which is powered by artificial intelligence, collects information about users' behavior and makes educated guesses and offers suggestions based on all that data. For instance, the website is unsure how much the new speaker will cost, nor is it sure how Google will differentiate the new speaker from the current Home model.

The mini Google Home could be a response to Amazon's Echo Dot. This is something like the Amazon Echo Dot, which is basically a miniaturized version of the regular Echo.

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But states such as Vietnam and the Philippines have benefited from Japan's support through training and provision of vessels. The primary US concern is the North obtaining intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of striking the American mainland.

The Echo and Echo Dot duo have become a runaway success for Amazon since they were launched in the U.S. in late 2014 and the United Kingdom two years later.

Last year, Google held an event to launch the first Pixel smartphone on 4 October, so we could be seeing its replacement - and a smaller Google Home - in the next few weeks. Details are scarce, including whether or not this is the fabled laptop that would run Andromeda, the long-rumored cross between Android and Chrome OS. It said that Google was working on a laptop that was created to compete with Apple's MacBook and Microsoft Surface Pro. Purported specs include a fully-rotatable (360-degrees) 12.3-inch screen, up to 128GB of storage, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and Wacom stylus support.

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