Google to launch smart speakers Home, Mini in India this April

The company is also planning to launch premium laptop Pixelbook and home automation lineup that could be Nest products like an alarm system, smoke detector, doorbell and more.

According to four tech industry sources with direct knowledge of Google's plan, the company will launch a mid-range version of the Pixel 3 for emerging markets. Now, the company has sent out media invites for the launch event scheduled on 10th April. In this case, it appears the Google Home and Home Mini speakers are going to be available exclusively on Flipkart.

Since the Google mini is a direct answer to Amazon's echo line-up the prices of the home speakers should be close the Amazon's smart speakers.

While Google has supported displaying movie showtimes within Google Search results since it shut down its standalone movie site in 2016, this new update will help one narrow down their options more efficiently, TechCrunch reported.

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Early previous year, 9To5Google reported that Google was working on a budget-friendly "Pixel 2B", which was said to be significantly cheaper than the flagship Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that are now selling for $649 and $849, respectively. Grab the latest update here, install it on your phone, and then open up launcher settings to switch on the new feature. It can be used in the USA and India in English and Hindi.

In a communication shared by Redington India with its retail partners, Google Home and Google Home Mini will be available in India in April this year, reports GizmoChina.

Google plans to roll out its smart speakers, Google Home and Google Home Mini in India by the end of this month, which will compete against Amazon's Echo speakers. And now that Google Home has got integration for both these services, you can ask Google Assistant to play music on Google Home from either of these services.

Powered by machine learning, the Google Assistant is reportedly built on two decades of experience in search as well as natural language understanding, computer vision, and understanding user context.

  • Delia Davidson