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It Looks Like Google's Making its Own Echo Show Competitor

It Looks Like Google's Making its Own Echo Show Competitor

TechCrunch says that its other sources indicate Google is working on a device with a larger screen created to go toe-to-toe with full-sized televisions, though recent efforts have been focused on the company's Manhattan project.

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Friday. You can link the Amazon Echo Spot with external speakers using Bluetooth or cable connectivity. The all-new Echo and Echo Plus deliver better sound, all new far-field technology, and new features we think customers will love. If you want to receive calls from regular numbers, you'll need the new $35 Connect box that Amazon unveiled on Wednesday, which also allows you to use your home telephone number for Echo calls and dial emergency services like 911 or premium rate / worldwide numbers. Echo Spot delivers everything you love about Alexa with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things.

The Echo Plus is the device that takes Amazon to the smart hub world with its support for over 100 companies dealing with home appliances.

This week, Amazon announced an entire new line of six different Alexa products.

Amazon's Alexa-themed event apparently includes Echo speakers for every possible use case under the Sun.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Bibi in NY
This followed similar meetings that Sisi held earlier this year with American Jewish leaders at the presidential palace in Cairo. Earlier, President Sisi also met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed revival of peace talks.

Google is reportedly working on a new Assistant-powered smart speaker, this time equipped with a screen, to compete with Amazon's Echo Show.

"The all-new Fire TV delivers a great entertainment experience with the best picture quality on a Fire TV, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and an unbeatable selection of content - all at an affordable price", said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. The Echo Plus is compatible with ZigBee products from leading manufacturers such as Philips, Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more. Your Phone number will still be tied to calls so recipients can recognize you.

Google would rather exclusively support it on its own device. The device has more or less the same feature as seen in a regular Echo only with a 7-inch display.

Considering Google is still trying to optimize and develop the Google Assistant, the recent reveals secured Amazon the top spot in the race. According to a report from Verge, Amazon will launch the Echo Show in Germany and United Kingdom soon.

Although Google wants the device to launch in 2017, it's very likely that the company will have to settle for a 2018 release date.

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